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 100 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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!
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