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

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Randall’s Island Living Shoreline Tour

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join the NYC Department of City Planning and the Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA) for a tour of the various shorelines of Randall’s Island including historic seawalls, 20th-century transformations, and newly constructed green infrastructure. The tour will finish at the recently completed living shoreline, which features dynamic components designed to demonstrate coastal resiliency, habitat improvement, and public access. The tour will be followed by an optional bio-survey of the site, where staff and participants will document the biodiversity of NYC’s coastal ecosystems firsthand including constructed tide pools, intertidal plantings, and a maritime meadow. Participants will learn how these monitoring efforts are supporting research on issues such as water quality and the success of restoration work in urban environments.

Location: Base of the 103rd Street Footbridge


May 18
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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