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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Spring Flowers Photo Walk: Smartphone Essentials

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come learn from a professional photographer some tips and tricks for best capturing the garden and landscape on your smartphone. Then tour the Water’s Edge Garden with a staff horticulturist to learn about (and photograph) spring flowers and blooming trees.

Location: 103rd Street Footbridge


April 27
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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