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.

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Harvest Festival

October 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each fall RIPA’s annual Harvest Festival celebrates the bounty of the earth and the completion of another fruitful season at the Urban Farm. Enjoy live music, face painting, self-guided tours of the Urban Farm and more fun fall activities!

We are excited to announce that we will have a Randall’s Island Chef Showdown at the Harvest Festival! Three local chefs will take on the ultimate challenge.  Using ingredients from the Urban Farm, these innovative and talented chefs will create a healthy and tasty meal in just 45 minutes! Join us as we see these master chefs compete to become the Randall’s Island Chef Champion!

Meet the Chefs: Yadira Garcia from the Happy.Healthy.LatinaMatthew Olley from Vintage in Astoria and Marbled Meat Shop in Cold Spring, NY, and Thomas Stevens from Brick House Pantry.

Harvest Festival Schedule:

J.D. Patch Band – 12:00pm – 4:30pm

Square Dancing 1pm – 2pm

Randall’s Island Chef Showdown: 2pm – 3pm

Announcement of the the Chef Showdown Winner 3:30pm

Raffle Drawing for the Carved Pumpkins: 3:30pm



October 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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