Events

Throughout the year, RIPA hosts over 200 free public events including tours, movie nights, waterfront activities, our annual Cherry Blossom 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].


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Hell Gate Meadow

June 2021

Lunch & Lit Event

June 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join us this summer for our inaugural Lunch & Lit program.  Bring a book and join Elizabeth Howard, our writer in residence, for a literary conversation. Please bring along a book you are reading or one you have loved reading to share with the group. Share with the group why was the book meaningful for you?  Read a few passages that were particularly meaningful.  If you do not want to participate, come and listen.  Elizabeth will discuss and read from a book she is…

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National Pollinator Week Nature Sketching

June 25, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

Join us on Randall’s Island and we will introduce you to some wonderful places to observe and sketch nature. Interested in starting a nature journal; we will have journals to help you start your journey.  No experience needed and all are welcome. Recommended 12+  Bring your own drawing instruments (colored pencils, paints, pens) but only a pencil is needed, and we’ll supply the inspiration.  Date: June 25th at 6:30pm   Location: Little Hell Gate Wildflower Meadow by the bench. 

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July 2021

Lunch & Lit Event

July 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on July 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on August 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Join us this summer for our inaugural Lunch & Lit program.  Bring a book and join Elizabeth Howard, our writer in residence, for a literary conversation. Please bring along a book you are reading or one you have loved reading to share with the group. Share with the group why was the book meaningful for you?  Read a few passages that were particularly meaningful.  If you do not want to participate, come and listen.  Elizabeth will discuss and read from a book she is…

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August 2021

Lunch & Lit Event

August 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on July 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on August 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Join us this summer for our inaugural Lunch & Lit program.  Bring a book and join Elizabeth Howard, our writer in residence, for a literary conversation. Please bring along a book you are reading or one you have loved reading to share with the group. Share with the group why was the book meaningful for you?  Read a few passages that were particularly meaningful.  If you do not want to participate, come and listen.  Elizabeth will discuss and read from a book she is…

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