We are closely monitoring developments regarding the coronavirus and its impact on the community. At this time, all RIPA events are suspended until April 20, 2020. Please continue to check the RIPA website for updates.

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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Waterfront Festival

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the vibrant waterfront on the shores of Randall’s Island at this free event! Enjoy live performances by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, Bubbledad, and musical guests. Participate in science discovery, face painting, games, crafts, and more!

Location: Harlem River Picnic Area (near ferry dock) 


July 19
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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