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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Randall’s Island Book Festival

September 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance and Boogie Down Books for our new outdoor literary tradition celebrating books and young readers. Meet local authors and illustrators from Harlem, the Bronx and the NYC Community and enjoy an afternoon of readings, discussions and signings. All of the books presented will be available for purchase on site. 

Choose to participate in a bilingual read-aloud by Bella Noche from Drag Story Hour NYC (for readers ages 0 – 7) or a doughnut decorating class. Children who pre-register for the event will receive a free book, thanks to the book donation by the New York Junior League.

Please click here for further details and to register. This is a FREE event, but you must pre-register in order to receive a book, while supplies last. This event is rain or shine.

Location: Icahn Stadium

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September 17, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Icahn Stadium