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 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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April 2021

Horticulture Volunteer Day

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 13, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on April 20, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on April 27, 2021 at 9:30 am

10 Central Road, 10 Central Road
New York, NY 10035 United States
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Join the Horticulture team in keeping the Island beautiful. Opportunities to help with the day-to-day operations can include: Weeding, planting, trail maintenance, propagating plants and similar garden tasks! Volunteers of all backgrounds and experience are welcome to join us. Staff will provide volunteers with task overview and tools.  Advance registration required through Eventbrite.   

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Virtual Yoga with RIPA

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 20, 2021

Transform your living room into a tranquil space while practicing social distancing with our free zoom Yoga classes!   Registration required on Eventbrite. April 13th and 20th 6:30-7:30pm         

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National Gardening Day!

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
10 Central Road, 10 Central Road
New York, NY 10035 United States
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Roll up your sleeves and get your hands a little bit dirty in our gardens on National Gardening Day. Gardening is a fun and relaxing hobby enjoyed by many, and this is the perfect day for those who have been wanting to take up gardening to finally gather. Please join our horticulture team and help us with spring clean-up. After gardening, our horticulturist leads a garden tour. Advance registration required through Eventbrite Wednesday, April 14th 10am-12:30pm 

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An Evening of Poetry with RIPA

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year the Academy of American Poets is celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of National Poetry Month.  With bulbs finding the sun, trees revealing their buds, and spring migration not far behind, we have chosen to celebrate with an evening of (virtually reading) poetry.   Terese Svoboda and Elizabeth Howard will engage in a conversation around poetry and introduce poets reading their own work.   If you are interested in submitting a recording of your work, please email it to [email protected] Record your reading on Zoom…

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The Jesse Owens Track and Field Program

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 12, 2021

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 spring. 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!…

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Urban Farm Exploration Days 

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 17, 2021

Explore the Urban Farm’s variety of crops, rice paddies, fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens too! All ages welcome!   Sat & Sun; 10am-4pm from April to mid-October     

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Island Bike Tour – Earth Day!

April 17 @ 2:00 pm
10 Central Road, 10 Central Road
New York, NY 10035 United States
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Explore the Island by bike! Join us for a fun bike tour of the park. Enjoy views of our gardens, urban farm, and wetlands! All attendees MUST wear facemasks and commit to social-distancing. Please be sure to bring water! All ages and abilities are welcome. We will ride roughly 4-6 miles at a conversational pace, primarily on bike and pedestrian paths.  Location: Sunken Meadow Citi Bike Station  Registration required on Eventbrite April 17th 2pm     

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Urban Farm Exploration Days 

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 17, 2021

Explore the Urban Farm’s variety of crops, rice paddies, fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens too! All ages welcome!   Sat & Sun; 10am-4pm from April to mid-October     

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Horticulture Volunteer Day

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 13, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on April 20, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on April 27, 2021 at 9:30 am

10 Central Road, 10 Central Road
New York, NY 10035 United States
+ Google Map

Join the Horticulture team in keeping the Island beautiful. Opportunities to help with the day-to-day operations can include: Weeding, planting, trail maintenance, propagating plants and similar garden tasks! Volunteers of all backgrounds and experience are welcome to join us. Staff will provide volunteers with task overview and tools.  Advance registration required through Eventbrite.   

Find out more »

Virtual Yoga with RIPA

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 20, 2021

Transform your living room into a tranquil space while practicing social distancing with our free zoom Yoga classes!   Registration required on Eventbrite. April 13th and 20th 6:30-7:30pm         

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