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

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Hell Gate Meadow: Walk & Sow

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tour the Hell Gate Wildflower Meadow led by our own Randalls Island ecologist. See the array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. Check out our bee hotels. And take a piece of Randalls Island home with you! In “All You Can Sow”, you’ll collect and assemble seeds to start a meadow in your own backyard, community garden, or window box.

Pre-registration required. Click here to register! 

Location: Scylla Playground


May 18
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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