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].

WonderSpark Puppet Show: The Little Red Hen & Puppet-Making Workshop

Join RIPA and WonderSpark Puppets for a puppet show and workshop at the Urban Farm! Help us figure out "Who Will Help Me Make the Bread?" The classic story of a Hen who needs YOUR help to make some bread! The Little Red Hen is an interactive play that gets kids moving their bodies, calling […]

Wormy Wednesday

During International Compost Week, join RIPA and GrowNYC to learn about vermicomposting! Come afterschool to meet worms from our compost bins and learn how you can make your own at home. We’ll have games, crafts, compost education, and you can even bring us your food scraps! Location: East River Picnic Area by the orange public […]

Birding with NYC Audubon

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Join NYC Audubon for an adult-centered bird tour. We’ll leave from the Urban Farm and search for feathered friends around the area. Location: Urban Farm For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, or for event information, please email [email protected].

Bird Bonanza

Come out to celebrate birds, especially those that are currently migrating through NYC, at Randall’s Island Park’s Bird Bonanza! Enjoy a day dedicated to our feathered friends with engaging activities and games suitable for all ages! Location: Urban Farm For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, or for event information, please email [email protected].

Yoga in the Park

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Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at our FREE outdoor yoga classes. Just show up, no registration required! We have a limited number of mats available to lend, so please bring your own if possible.  Location: East River Picnic Area across from the orange public restroom For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, […]

Big Truck Day

Strap on your seatbelt and get a close-up view of the big trucks that keep New York City clean and safe! Learn how firefighters, garbage truck drivers, and other big truck operators use these vehicles to drive our city forward. Location: Asphalt Pad behind Icahn Stadium For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, or […]

Cocktails on the Farm – Pride Edition!

Join us for an evening of farm-to-high table cocktails and mocktails at the Urban Farm. Purchase and sample beverages infused with farm fresh flavors, savor freshly harvested snacks, and mingle with new and old friends. Ages 21+! Location: Urban Farm For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, or for event information, please email [email protected].

Urban Farm Cooking Demonstration

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Stop by the farm this summer to sample easy-to-make recipes featuring the farm’s seasonal produce. Location: Urban Farm For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, or for event information, please email [email protected].

Fireworks & Fun

Kick off the summer season on the Island! Enjoy evening of dancing, games, crafts, and music before the Astoria Park fireworks display at sundown (fireworks courtesy of Central Astoria, LDC). Relax afterward with the fireworks show taking place at sundown. Location: White Garden For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation or for event information, […]

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