Events

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 publicprograms@randallsisland.org.


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August 2018

Picnic & Play

August 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 20, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on August 17, 2018 at 5:30pm

Bring out your family and friends for fun games like giant Connect 4, Jenga, board games, hula hoops, and more.  Art projects, too!  Bring a picnic or purchase a burger at the pop-up grill as you enjoy an evening outside and watch the beautiful sunset! Location: East River Picnic Area

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Urban Farm Exploration Day

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 14, 2018

Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, fruit trees, fragrant herbs, and chickens too!  All ages welcome. Location: Urban Farm

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Urban Farm Special Workshop – No Sweat Cooking

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

August is the hottest time of the year. Come learn how to make some vibrant and fresh dishes where you don't have to turn on the stove. Some of the dishes, Chef Nadine*, Queen of Cuisine, will make will be Gazpacho, Popeye's "Green" Salad, Pan -Asian Ramen Coleslaw, Moroccan Carrot Salad, and Korean Style Eggplant Salad. This is a free event. *Chef Nadine Nelson, Green Queen of Cuisine, is the eco chef and social entrepreneur of Global Local Gourmet, a…

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Art on the Farm!

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 13, 2018

Join us for fun farm art projects on Saturdays at the Urban Farm! All ages welcome.   Location: Urban Farm

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Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh Tour

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 29, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 10, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on May 5, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on July 14, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on August 18, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 20, 2018 at 2:00pm

Join us and discover the ecological importance of a salt marsh, view wildlife up close, and learn how the Island's history has shaped our natural areas.  This is a free event. Location: Little Hell Gate Boardwalk, south of Icahn Stadium Special Note: The Oct 20 tour will be geared towards children, with nature activities and art! 

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Urban Farm Exploration Day

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 14, 2018

Explore the Urban Farm's variety of crops, fruit trees, fragrant herbs, and chickens too!  All ages welcome. Location: Urban Farm

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Outdoor Movie Night – Guardians of the Galaxy

August 19 @ 8:00 pm

Join space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) as they save the universe while being closely pursued by bounty hunters and the powerful villain, Ronan (Lee Pace). Listen out for the amazing soundtrack! Enjoy a movie under the stars with family and friends! Location: Field 81

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Yoga in the Park

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 11, 2018

Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at our evening yoga classes.  Bring a mat and join an instructor from Sweet Water Dance & Yoga to strengthen your muscles while taking in views of the sunset on the water. This is a free event! Click here for a map and directions to the yoga location! 

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Historical Tour – Southern Island

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on June 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

Randall's Island has a rich and unique history.  Learn about the influential people, bridges, and landscape changes that have shaped the Island into the beautiful Park it is today! Location: Meet at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge

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Open Track Night

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until October 25, 2018

Lace up your sneakers! Join us at Icahn Stadium, an IAAF-certified track, for the opportunity to train like an elite athlete.  Runners ages 18+ welcome. Water provided at this free event! Location: Icahn Stadium 

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