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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Urban Farm Special Workshop – No Sweat Cooking

August 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

August is the hottest time of the year. Come learn how to make some vibrant and fresh dishes where you don’t have to turn on the stove. Some of the dishes, Chef Nadine*, Queen of Cuisine, will make will be Gazpacho, Popeye’s “Green” Salad, Pan -Asian Ramen Coleslaw, Moroccan Carrot Salad, and Korean Style Eggplant Salad.

This is a free event.

*Chef Nadine Nelson, Green Queen of Cuisine, is the eco chef and social entrepreneur of Global Local Gourmet, a roving community supported kitchen. Chef Nadine was born in Toronto, Canada of Jamaican Heritage. She is a social activist, cooking instructor, writer, experiential epicurean event producer and culinary artist. She designs and delivers cooking classes, culinary team building, wellness workshops, culinary tours, and epicurean event planning. She brings a worldly perspective to seasonal food.


August 18, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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