Events

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 publicprograms@randallsisland.org.


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August 2018

Historical Tour – Southern Island

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on June 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

Randall's Island has a rich and unique history.  Learn about the influential people, bridges, and landscape changes that have shaped the Island into the beautiful Park it is today! Location: Meet at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge

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September 2018

Water’s Edge Garden Tour

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join an experienced RIPA horticulturist for a tour of one of the Island's stunning gardens.  Learn about the flowers, wildlife, plants and trees that can be found in the Water's Edge Garden!  This is a free event. Location: Tour meets at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge    

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Wildflower Meadow Tour

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 15, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on October 3, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on May 12, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on July 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on September 22, 2018 at 2:00pm

Join an experienced RIPA horticulturist for a tour of one of the Island's stunning gardens.  Learn about the flowers, plants, wildlife and trees that can be found in the Wildflower Meadow! Location: Meet at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge 

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Water’s Edge Garden Tour

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 18, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on September 19, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on April 28, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on June 30, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on August 4, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on September 29, 2018 at 2:00pm

Join an experienced RIPA horticulturist for a tour of one of the Island's stunning gardens.  Learn about the flowers, wildlife, plants and trees that can be found in the Water's Edge Garden!  This is a free event. Location: Tour meets at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge Special Note: Tours held on April 28 and June 30 will be geared towards children and include nature activities and art!   

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October 2018

Wildflower Meadow Tour

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on August 15, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 3, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on May 12, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on July 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on September 22, 2018 at 2:00pm

Join an experienced RIPA horticulturist for a tour of one of the Island's stunning gardens.  Learn about the flowers, plants, wildlife and trees that can be found in the Wildflower Meadow! Location: Meet at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge 

Find out more »

Historical Tour – Southern Island

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 13, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 17, 2018 at 6:00pm

Randall's Island has a rich and unique history.  Learn about the influential people, bridges, and landscape changes that have shaped the Island into the beautiful Park it is today! Location: Meet at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge

Find out more »
November 2018

Foliage Tour

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 17, 2018

Learn more about the colorful changes happening on the Island in the fall on this guided foliage tour! Location: Meet at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge

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Foliage Tour

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 17, 2018

Learn more about the colorful changes happening on the Island in the fall on this guided foliage tour! Location: Meet at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge

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Foliage Tour

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 17, 2018

Learn more about the colorful changes happening on the Island in the fall on this guided foliage tour! Location: Meet at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge

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