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.

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Lunch & Lit Event

June 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us this summer for our inaugural Lunch & Lit program.  Bring a book and join Elizabeth Howard, our writer in residence, for a literary conversation. Please bring along a book you are reading or one you have loved reading to share with the group. Share with the group why was the book meaningful for you?  Read a few passages that were particularly meaningful.  If you do not want to participate, come and listen.  Elizabeth will discuss and read from a book she is reading with a focus on books that are related to nature, science and literature. Bring your lunch; ice tea and cookies will be served.

This is a free event but registration is required.

Date: Thursday, July 8 & Thursday, August 5 from 12-2 pm; come and go as needed.
Location: base of the 103rd St. Footbridge.


June 24, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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