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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SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for the seventh annual SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival! SUBMERGE celebrates our coastal waters by bringing marine science to life. For the first time ever, the Festival will stream online, offering a unique opportunity for people near and far to engage with New York’s dynamic marine environment. This FREE online festival is a day of interactive science that invites the public to enjoy awesome experiments, kid-approved science entertainment and experience the important work our partners do in the field.

Tune into @HudsonRiverPark’s Facebook page for the virtual SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival and be sure to catch RIPA’s Natural Areas Manager, Christopher Girgeniti  at the virtual festival.


September 24
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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