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].

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bike Ride to Earth Day Festival

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Ride to Earth Day Festival with El Barrio Bikes! Meet up at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem and enjoy a scenic ride along the riverfront and through the park, ending at the Festival!  Free Citi Bikes will be provided thanks to our partnership with Citi Bike, and we can offer a limited number of free […]

Plant Swap @ Earth Day Festival

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Leave a plant and take a plant at Earth Day Festival on Randall’s Island! Participants can make some friends, play with some soil, and bring home your own green friend at this fun, adult-friendly activity. We’ll provide soil to take home or for repotting and some small pots to plant propagations. We’ll provide a limited […]

Earth Day Festival

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RIPA’s Earth Day Festival welcomes the warmer months, celebrates the planet we all share, and highlights the park’s spring beauty. Explore vibrant seasonal blooms, enchanting cherry blossoms, and embrace the spirit of sustainability. Join us for: Live music Arts, crafts, and educational activities Cooking demonstrations Free treats And more! Location: Fields 62/63 and the Urban […]

Boogie Down Storytime at Earth Day Festival

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Bring the family for Storytime in partnership with Boogie Down Books! As part of our Earth Day Festival, join us for an hour with our local literary experts who will read a themed children’s book and lead a mindfulness and movement activity. Location: Urban Farm For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, or for […]

Salt Marsh Open Hours

Stop by the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh on Saturday, April 27th between 1 and 3 PM to learn about the importance of these tidal wetlands, see some critters that make the salt marsh their home, and chat with RIPA’s Natural Areas Team. If you have the iNaturalist app on your phone, be sure to […]

Riverkeeper Sweep

This annual event helps us keep our shoreline free of marine plastics and refuse. Community friends and partners band together to remove and prevent hundreds of pounds of litter from getting into our rivers. Registration is required here. Location: East Entrance of Icahn Stadium For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, or for event […]

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