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].
Jesse Owens Track and Field Program
September 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 25, 2021
One event on October 16, 2021 at 10:00 am
One event on October 23, 2021 at 10:00 am
One event on October 30, 2021 at 10:00 am
One event on November 6, 2021 at 10:00 am
One event on November 13, 2021 at 10:00 am
One event on October 9, 2021 at 10:00 am
The Jesse Owens Track and Field Program in partnership with City Parks Foundation enables kids to learn the fundamentals of the sport and stay active. This free weekly track & field youth program is available to youth ages 10-16 and is held Saturdays from 10am – 12pm. The program enables kids to learn the fundamentals of the sport and stay active this fall. Activities will focus on running techniques for sprints and relays and will introduce other track and field activities like long jump, hurdles, and javelin. Beginners welcome! Registration required.
Location: Thomas Jefferson Park — 112th and 1st Ave