Randall’s Island Events

Throughout the year, RIPA hosts over 200 free public events including tours, movie nights, waterfront activities, our annual Earth Day and Harvest Festivals and more. These family-friendly drop-in events play an integral role in helping Park visitors explore the Island’s varied points of interest. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation or for event information please email [email protected].

Jesse Owens Track & Field Youth Program @ Icahn Stadium

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The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, in partnership with City Parks Foundation, continues to offer the Jesse Owens Track and Field Youth Program! This free, weekly track & field youth program is available to youth ages 8-16 and enables participants to learn the fundamentals of the sport and stay active. Activities will focus on running techniques […]

Spotted Lanternfly Egg Hunt

Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for a spotted lanternfly squish-fest! Learn how to identify and remove egg masses, and help us squash as many eggs as possible. Citizen squashers can earn a coupon for 1 Free Pint from our friends at the Bronx Brewery (21+), and can enjoy a bonfire and games between squish […]

Family Farm Volunteers

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Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Whether you are new to our Farm or have been a tried-and-true weekly volunteer, come and join us on the Farm. No registration needed. All ages welcome. No more than 2 children under the age of 10 per adult volunteer. Anyone under the age of […]

Urban Farm Volunteers

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Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Whether you are new to our farm or have been a tried-and-true weekly volunteer, come and join us! Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Individuals under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who volunteers with them. Individuals ages 16 […]

Team RIVER – Natural Areas

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Volunteer with Team RIVER (Randall’s Island Volunteer Ecological Restorers) and help keep Randall’s Island Park beautiful! Team RIVER Volunteers regularly work with the Natural Areas team twice a month to take care of and restore our natural spaces on the island. With our Horticulture team, volunteers care for the many gardens, green streets and meadows […]

Bike Ride to Earth Day Festival

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Ride to Earth Day Festival with El Barrio Bikes! Meet up at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem and enjoy a scenic ride along the riverfront and through the park, ending at the Festival!  Free Citi Bikes will be provided thanks to our partnership with Citi Bike, and we can offer a limited number of free […]

Plant Swap @ Earth Day Festival

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Leave a plant and take a plant at Earth Day Festival on Randall’s Island! Participants can make some friends, play with some soil, and bring home your own green friend at this fun, adult-friendly activity. We’ll provide soil to take home or for repotting and some small pots to plant propagations. We’ll provide a limited […]

Earth Day Festival

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RIPA’s Earth Day Festival welcomes the warmer months, celebrates the planet we all share, and highlights the park’s spring beauty. Explore vibrant seasonal blooms, enchanting cherry blossoms, and embrace the spirit of sustainability. Join us for: Live music Arts, crafts, and educational activities Cooking demonstrations Free treats And more! Location: Fields 62/63 and the Urban […]

Boogie Down Storytime at Earth Day Festival

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Bring the family for Storytime in partnership with Boogie Down Books! As part of our Earth Day Festival, join us for an hour with our local literary experts who will read a themed children’s book and lead a mindfulness and movement activity. Location: Urban Farm For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, or for […]

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