Randall’s Island Events

Throughout the year, RIPA hosts over 200 free public events including tours, movie nights, waterfront activities, our annual Earth Day and Harvest Festivals and more. These family-friendly drop-in events play an integral role in helping Park visitors explore the Island’s varied points of interest. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation or for event information please email [email protected].

Wake Up The Farm Day

At this special volunteer event, help us clear the straw-covered garden beds to prepare for planting. Let’s celebrate a new season and welcome back our farm volunteers! Hot cocoa - fire pit - music - work! Registration is required here. Location: Urban Farm For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, or for event information, […]

Let’s Go Birding Together (LGBT) with NYC Audubon

Join an experienced bird guide from NYC Audubon to tour Randall’s Island Park in search of fleeting, feathered friends at the beginning of spring! Let’s Go Birding Together tours are for anyone who loves birds, likes birds, is vaguely interested in birds, or just wants something fun and different to do outdoors. We welcome those […]

Solar Eclipse Party

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance for an unforgettable 2024 Solar Eclipse viewing event! Experience this rare, once-in-a-generation celestial phenomenon on Randall's Island with complimentary light refreshments and educational information about solar eclipses. We're offering a limited number of free solar glasses for safe viewing, ensuring you can witness the eclipse's breathtaking beauty in total […]

Team RIVER – Horticulture

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Volunteer with Team RIVER (Randall’s Island Volunteer Ecological Restorers) and help keep Randall’s Island Park beautiful! Team RIVER Volunteers regularly work with the Natural Areas team twice a month to take care of and restore our natural spaces on the island. With our Horticulture team, volunteers care for the many gardens, green streets and meadows […]

Jesse Owens Track & Field Youth Program @ Icahn Stadium

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The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, in partnership with City Parks Foundation, continues to offer the Jesse Owens Track and Field Youth Program! This free, weekly track & field youth program is available to youth ages 8-16 and enables participants to learn the fundamentals of the sport and stay active. Activities will focus on running techniques […]

Spotted Lanternfly Egg Hunt

Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for a spotted lanternfly squish-fest! Learn how to identify and remove egg masses, and help us squash as many eggs as possible. Citizen squashers can earn a coupon for 1 Free Pint from our friends at the Bronx Brewery (21+), and can enjoy a bonfire and games between squish […]

Family Farm Volunteers

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Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Whether you are new to our Farm or have been a tried-and-true weekly volunteer, come and join us on the Farm. No registration needed. All ages welcome. No more than 2 children under the age of 10 per adult volunteer. Anyone under the age of […]

Urban Farm Volunteers

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Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Whether you are new to our farm or have been a tried-and-true weekly volunteer, come and join us! Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Individuals under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who volunteers with them. Individuals ages 16 […]

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