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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October 2018

Open Track Night

October 25, 2018 @ 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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FLOW Art C(ART): The Randall’s Island Art Cart

October 26, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Friday, repeating until October 26, 2018

The Randall's Island FLOW C(ART) is full of art supplies to create fall, nature-inspired art projects on the lawn.  All materials (and fun!) provided.  This is a free pop-up art activity for all ages. Also, show us that you love art and the Island!  Take a photo with the art cart and tag us on social media (@randallsisland) we will say hi! Location: Base of the 103rd Street Footbridge

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Run the River 5K – CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Although Run the River 5K is a rain or shine event, due to forecasts of extraordinarily high wind conditions we have been advised to cancel.  We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope you can join us next year for the 10th Annual Run the River 5K on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Run the River 5K raises funds to help RIPA program the Island and protect its beautiful recreational areas. Enjoy breathtaking views as you run along waterfront pathways. The…

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Halloween Fun on Randall’s Island!

October 31, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for some fun before you Trick or Treat! Visit Randall's Island to prepare for your evening Halloween adventure. Make a trick-or-treat bag, create a mask to complete your costume, and get your photo taken with the scarecrows. Play games and enjoy some candy (while supplies last) before you go fill your bag in your neighborhood. Don't forget to wear your costume! This is a free event!  Location: Base of the 103rd Street Footbridge

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November 2018

Mycological Society Walk: The Fungus Among Us

November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us as we partner with the New York Mycological Society to hunt for fungi in all its many forms.  Learn how to find and identify these mystifying organisms as well as their essential role in the ecosystem for plant growth, breaking down dead material, and potentials for cleaning up many types of environmental problems. Location: south end of Icahn Stadium

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Foliage Tour

November 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 17, 2018

One event on October 18, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on October 25, 2018 at 5:00pm

Learn more about the colorful changes happening on the Island in the fall on this guided foliage tour! Location: Meet at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge

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Foliage Tour

November 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 17, 2018

One event on October 18, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on October 25, 2018 at 5:00pm

Learn more about the colorful changes happening on the Island in the fall on this guided foliage tour! Location: Meet at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge

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Bike Tour: Celebrating Connection – Randall’s Island and The Bronx!

November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the Randall's Island Connector's 3rd anniversary with a RIPA-led bike ride along the Island's many unique spaces and pathways.  Tour ends with warm drinks. Location: Randall's Island Connector

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April 2019

Jesse Owens Track and Field Program – Opening Day!

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Randall’s Island Park Alliance in collaboration with City Parks Foundation will host the Jesse Owens Track and Field Program, a free track and field program that will teach kids ages 8 – 14 the fundamental skills of the track and field sport!  The program runs from April 6 – June 22, 2019 and is every Saturday, 10am – 12pm.  Click here to register!

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Island Community Clean Up Day

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kick off the spring season by helping beautify Randall’s Island and celebrate Citizen Science Day! Join staff and community members in cleaning up our shoreline and wetland area of winter debris, collecting data on what we find as we go. This beautification day helps make the Island a welcome place for wildlife, as well as thousands of visitors who use the park for recreation and relaxation. Participants will take home a RIPA giveaway and the good feeling of giving back.…

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