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Birding Adventure at Randall's Island Park

Birding Adventure

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It's Migratory Bird Day! Come out for RIPA's Birding Adventure. A chance to look for and learn about the approximately 50+ species of birds that either live year-round on Randall's Island or are passing through. Adventure Guide: RIPA staff and Gabriel Willow, environmental educator, ecologist, and urban naturalist. Gabriel is an experienced birder in NYC and beyond. Who should attend: All interested birders, from first timers to experienced birders. We welcome people of all abilities and backgrounds. This program will help you locate, identify and learn about birds and the NYC environment. It will be an exciting tour as Randall's Island is an oasis where you can learn and discover something new/different every time out. Location: meet at the Urban Farm

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About Randall's Island Park

10 Central Road

East Harlem, NY

212-860-1899

  • Standard hours: Daily, 5-12am

  • Randall’s Island Park offers New Yorkers over 60 athletic fields (more than half the fields in Manhattan!); Icahn Stadium, a world-class track & field facility; the Sportime Tennis Center, which features 20 state-of-the-art courts; the Randall’s Island Golf Center, comprising a driving range and two miniature golf courses; and miles of waterfront pathways. RIPA has focused not only on developing the Park’s athletic facilities but also on restoring the Island’s natural resources. In spring 2008, RIPA completed a $5 million restoration of the Island’s Little Hell Gate Inlet salt marsh and freshwater wetlands; today, the sites improve water quality as well as provide precious wildlife habitat. The Park also features an Urban Farm comprising a wide variety of produce in over 80 vegetable beds, including four rice paddies and an apple orchard. Additionally, the Alliance has made it a priority to better the Island’s passive recreational areas, which has resulted in improved picnicking areas as well as scenic pathways for walking, running, and bicycling.

    In addition to athletic facilities and expansive natural areas, the Island is also home to a sprawling event site that hosts a number of special events every year. Located between Icahn Stadium and the Harlem River, the event site has welcomed notable concerts, art fairs, and cultural festivals, including Governors Ball and the Frieze Art Fair.

    Randall’s Island Park now attracts over 3 million visitors to the Island per year, many of whom are local children and families who participate in our free public programming.