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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June 2018

The Great Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for an adventure as we unlock Island secrets, search for treasure, and explore Randall’s Island Park. This free event teaches you how to use a map and compass (materials provided) to navigate a fun course. • Adult orienteering course from Hudson Valley Orienteering • Children’s course • Participant prizes • View our Gallery of Maps • Crafts for kids – design your own compass! • Musical puppet performance by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater • Refreshments • Suitable for ages 5+…

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Outdoor Movie Night – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)

June 9 @ 8:30 pm

This 1986 classic film tells the story of Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), a high school student who fakes sickness to skip school. He brings along his girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) and best friend Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) on a one-day adventure through the streets of Chicago. Close on his every move is his sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey) and high school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) who doesn’t believe that he is home sick. Whether you are watching this 80s film…

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July 2018

Outdoor Movie Night – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)

July 8 @ 8:30 pm

A sequel to the 90s favorite Jumanji, this film is set 20 years after we first heard of the interactive and mysterious Jumanji game. Four teenagers stuck in detention discover and get sucked into the action-adventure video game and must travel through the jungle and overcome many obstacles to play the game to the end in order to escape. Come along for the ride… if you dare. (This movie stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Jonas…

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August 2018

Outdoor Movie Night – Coco (PG)

August 5 @ 8:00 pm

Coco is a Disney Pixar animated film that tells the story of 12 year-old Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead. His love of music along with the help of new friend Héctor takes him on a journey that reveals the true story behind the history of his family. Enjoy a movie under the stars with family and friends on Randall's Island! Location: Field 81

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Outdoor Movie Night – Guardians of the Galaxy

August 19 @ 8:00 pm

Join space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) as they save the universe while being closely pursued by bounty hunters and the powerful villain, Ronan (Lee Pace). Listen out for the amazing soundtrack! Enjoy a movie under the stars with family and friends! Location: Field 81

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