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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

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Get Hooked Fishing Festival

September 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Get up close and personal with the fish and wildlife that live along our shoreline at this free event!

• Catch-and-release fishing (equipment provided)

• Games and crafts that celebrate our incredible underwater wildlife

• Live music

• Refreshments and more!

Location: Southern Shore, just south of 103rd Street Footbridge


September 28, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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