Throughout the year, RIPA hosts over 200 free public events including tours, movie nights, waterfront activities, our annual Earth Day and Harvest Festivals and more. These family-friendly drop-in events play an integral role in helping Park visitors explore the Island’s varied points of interest. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully.

For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation or for event information please email [email protected].

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City Nature Challenge

May 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us to learn about the incredible diversity of plants and wildlife that can be found on and around Randall’s Island. Use iNaturalist to document and identify plants and animals. All observations will contribute to the City Nature Challenge, a global competition to find out which city in the world can do the most to observe nature. Come out and explore Randall’s Island while making New York City number one for nature! Visit our Natural Areas Booth at the Cherry Blossom Festival to learn more.


May 1, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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