Randall’s Island Park has a rich history of hosting cultural events and continues to do so today. Throughout the year, RIPA provides numerous free drop-in programs such as walking tours, movie nights, waterfront activities and our annual Cherry Blossom and Harvest Festivals. In addition, large special events, produced by independent organizations other than the City and RIPA, offer visitors a great variety of exciting options – continuing the Island’s strong tradition as a central entertainment venue for New York City.

RIPA hosts over 300 free public events each year. These family-friendly drop-in events play an integral role in helping Park visitors explore the Island’s varied points of interest. For additional information contact our Public Programs team at [email protected].

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Children’s Story Time

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Boogie Down Storytime is a family-friendly experience that cultivates early literacy awareness through joyful reading experiences. An interactive read-aloud that incorporates mindful breathing, which helps build social-emotional skills along with question and discussion activities that build communityMovement inspired by the week’s book selection led by children’s yoga teacher. Hosted by Boogie Down Books. This is a free event, but registration is required.

Featured book: Stella’s Stellar Hair
Urban Farm

Date: The first Saturday, May-October, at 10-11 am.


October 2
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Urban Farm