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 300 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 [email protected].


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Urban Farm

September 2021

Latin Dance

September 17 @ 4:00 pm

In this class, students will get a Brazilian, Afro-Samba flavored workout featuring a strong cardio focus, plus intense leg, butt, and ab strengthening all set to the exciting sounds of Samba. No additional equipment is required. Participants should bring their own water.  Location: Urban Farm

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Urban Farm Exploration Days 

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 23, 2021

Explore the Urban Farm’s variety of crops, rice paddies, fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens too! All ages welcome!   Sat & Sun; 10am-4pm from April to mid-October     

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Urban Farm Volunteer Day

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2021

Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Click Here to sign up!  

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Nature Explorers

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Join us for some spirited adventure around Randall’s Island Park. Your young ones will have fun exploring the Farm and nearby gardens through guided nature activities. Our family friendly nature explorations will inspire nature play and a love for the outdoors by introducing a new activity each week following different themes and topics!  Location: Urban Farm  Time: 2-4pm    

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Urban Farm Exploration Days 

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 23, 2021

Explore the Urban Farm’s variety of crops, rice paddies, fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens too! All ages welcome!   Sat & Sun; 10am-4pm from April to mid-October     

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Urban Farm Volunteer Day

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2021

Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Click Here to sign up!  

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Cooking on the Farm with Families 

September 19 @ 2:00 pm

Join Chef LeeSandra as she inspires us with Farm to Table summer recipes. Two dishes that highlight the transition from summer to fall will be prepared. We will provide you with all the ingredients, many picked that day on the farm, so that you can follow along and make your own Warm Root Vegetable Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing and fresh fruit on a skewer with a yogurt dipping sauce. Fun and delicious snacks for anytime.  Location: Urban Farm  Date: Sunday, September 19th…

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Urban Farm Exploration Days 

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 23, 2021

Explore the Urban Farm’s variety of crops, rice paddies, fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens too! All ages welcome!   Sat & Sun; 10am-4pm from April to mid-October     

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Urban Farm Volunteer Drop-in Day  

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on August 21, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on September 25, 2021 at 10:00 am

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 for the morning or just for an hour. No registration needed. All ages welcome. Anyone under the age of 16yo must be accompanied by an adult who volunteers with them. Ages 16 & 17 can volunteer if a parent or guardian has signed a waiver.  Location: Urban Farm  Dates: Sunday July 18th and Saturday August 21 10:00 am –1:00 pm. 

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Wolosodon Dance and Music Class 

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on September 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Join Randall's Island Park Alliance and Sweetwater Dance instructor Esther Grant Walker for our free workshop and learn the Wolosodon Dance as well as its history and significance. The class will be divided into two sections: 30 minutes of folklore and the significance of the dance and 60 minutes of dance instruction. Both will be woven together throughout the session. Location: Front gates of the Urban Farm

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Urban Farm Exploration Days 

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 23, 2021

Explore the Urban Farm’s variety of crops, rice paddies, fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens too! All ages welcome!   Sat & Sun; 10am-4pm from April to mid-October     

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Urban Farm Volunteer Day

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until September 26, 2021

Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Click Here to sign up!  

Find out more »

Urban Farm Tour

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on June 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Join us for a guided tour of the Urban Farm on Randall's Island, led by our dedicated farmers. This tour will engage your five senses as you experience the abundance of growth and activity within our one-acre space -- from rice to collards, and chickens to compost.  Location: Urban Farm. 

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October 2021

Children’s Story Time

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until October 3, 2021

Boogie Down Storytime is a family-friendly experience that cultivates early literacy awareness through joyful reading experiences. An interactive read-aloud that incorporates mindful breathing, which helps build social-emotional skills along with question and discussion activities that build community. Movement inspired by the week's book selection led by a children’s yoga teacher. Hosted by Boogie Down Books.  Location: Urban Farm  Date: The first Saturday, May-October, at 10-11 am.

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Urban Farm Exploration Days 

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 23, 2021

Explore the Urban Farm’s variety of crops, rice paddies, fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens too! All ages welcome!   Sat & Sun; 10am-4pm from April to mid-October     

Find out more »

Urban Farm Exploration Days 

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 23, 2021

Explore the Urban Farm’s variety of crops, rice paddies, fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens too! All ages welcome!   Sat & Sun; 10am-4pm from April to mid-October     

Find out more »

Urban Farm Volunteer Day

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 17, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on October 10, 2021 at 10:00 am

Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Click Here to sign up!  

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Art on the Farm

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 5, 2021

One event on June 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Join us for unique family (to-go!) art projects inspired by the farm, rivers, greenspaces and natural areas. Visitors can collect pre-packaged creativity kits including Urban Farm-inspired activity sheets and craft supplies.  Location: Urban Farm.  

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Urban Farm Exploration Days 

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 23, 2021

Explore the Urban Farm’s variety of crops, rice paddies, fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens too! All ages welcome!   Sat & Sun; 10am-4pm from April to mid-October     

Find out more »

Urban Farm Volunteer Day

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 17, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on October 10, 2021 at 10:00 am

Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Click Here to sign up!  

Find out more »

Nature Explorers

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Join us for some spirited adventure around Randall’s Island Park. Your young ones will have fun exploring the Farm and nearby gardens through guided nature activities. Our family friendly nature explorations will inspire nature play and a love for the outdoors by introducing a new activity each week following different themes and topics!  Location: Urban Farm  Time: 2-4pm    

Find out more »

Urban Farm Volunteer Day

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 17, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on October 10, 2021 at 10:00 am

Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Click Here to sign up!  

Find out more »

Art on the Farm

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 5, 2021

One event on June 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 31, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 25, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on September 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Join us for unique family (to-go!) art projects inspired by the farm, rivers, greenspaces and natural areas. Visitors can collect pre-packaged creativity kits including Urban Farm-inspired activity sheets and craft supplies.  Location: Urban Farm.  

Find out more »
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