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 300 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 protected].

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RIPA Lit Club Braiding Sweetgrass Conversation Series

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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One event on October 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on November 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Randall’s The Island Literary Book Club will resume in September.  During this fall we will be reading The New York Times bestseller Braiding Sweetgrass, Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. The book was published by Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2013. 

The discussions will be held virtually on zoom. Join us for one or all four conversations.   There will be speakers for each program in conversation with Elizabeth Howard.  More information will be available starting later this summer on the Randall’s Island website. This is a free event but registration is required.  

September 15th, October 13th, November 10th, December 8th  



November 10
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm