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 100 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@example.com.
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Join us and discover the ecological importance of a salt marsh, view wildlife up close, and learn how the Island's history has shaped our natural areas. This is a free event. Location: Little Hell Gate Boardwalk, south of Icahn Stadium Special Note: The Oct 20 tour will be geared towards children, with nature activities and art!Find out more »
Lace up your sneakers! Join us at Icahn Stadium, an IAAF-certified track, for the opportunity to train like an elite athlete. Runners ages 18+ welcome. Water provided at this free event! Location: Icahn StadiumFind out more »
Run the River 5K raises funds to help RIPA program the Island and protect its beautiful recreational areas. Enjoy breathtaking views as you run along waterfront pathways. The USATF-certified 5K takes advantage of Icahn Stadium's world-class track and features a post-race celebration. Lace up your sneakers to support a good cause! Register here for the Run the River 5KFind out more »
Join us as we partner with the New York Mycological Society to hunt for fungi in all its many forms. Learn how to find and identify these mystifying organisms as well as their essential role in the ecosystem for plant growth, breaking down dead material, and potentials for cleaning up many types of environmental problems.Find out more »
Celebrate the Randall's Island Connector's 2nd anniversary with a RIPA-led bike ride along the Island's many unique spaces and pathways. Tour ends with warm drinks. Location: Randall's Island ConnectorFind out more »