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 [email protected].

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International Coastal Cleanup

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate the 36th annual International Coastal Clean-Up with the Randall’s Island Natural Areas team. We will be getting up close and personal with the island’s 4.5 miles of coastline and restored wetlands.  Volunteers will help remove plastics and other marine debris as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s #Trashfreewaters campaign.  We will document all the debris contributing to the 2021 State of the Oceans report. Each piece of trash removed will help support more than 130 species of birds and 15 species of fish that call the island home. After the project, our team will lead a salt marsh tour. This is a free event, but registration is required. 

Date: September 18th from 9:30 am-12 pm
Location: East Entrance of Icahn Stadium  


September 18
9:30 am - 12:00 pm