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Randall's Island

New York, NY 10036, United States

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  • NYC Parks

    FLOW.13 features five site-specific installations which encourage appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression and interaction with Park's history and environment. View through Sept. 2013 Read more

    NYC Parks · July 2, 2013
  • Jeep

    Attending the Catalpa Festival? Come stop by our Ride & Drive and Power Amp Experience tent!

    Jeep · July 27, 2012
  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: Shriners go through motor scooter drill at Randalls Island in 1964, at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · August 23, 2011
  • Time Out New York

    EDM megabash Electric Zoo celebrates its fifth anniversary on Randalls Island this Labor Day weekend. The onslaught of DJs, artists and beat makers is as diverse as ever. Read more

    Time Out New York · July 18, 2013
  • Helen

    Go the first day for EZoo, less crazy crowds and the porter potties are the cleanest they'll be all weekend. duh.

    Helen · August 31, 2013
  • Nicky D.

    Check out to see if we snapped your photo today!

    Nicky Digital · September 5, 2010
  • Channtal F.

    Saw Cirque du Soleil's Kooza! Amazing, though getting to and from Randall's Island can be a trek.

    Channtal Fleischfresser · April 30, 2009
  • Time Out New York

    It may seem early, but the mayor has announced the Governors Ball 2015 dates; presale has begun, be sure to get your tickets before they're all gone. The festival will be June 5-7th. Read more

    Time Out New York · November 13, 2014
  • Jesse L.


    Jesse Leonard · April 11, 2010
  • The Corcoran Group

    Home to Electric Zoo and many other music festivals and concerts, you really feel like you've escaped the hustle and bustle of the city when you come here.

    The Corcoran Group · October 11, 2013
  • Mike T.

    the M35 bus stops at weird places

    Mike Tito · August 14, 2010
  • Avi G.

    Watched a soccer game here... Large park with various sports fields...

    Avi G · February 12, 2010
  • patricia h.

    A multi-faceted golf center just minutes from midtown. They've got a great two tiered driving range and a putting area plus mini golf and batting cadges.

    patricia hannigan · July 12, 2009
  • NYC Parks

    Places to Run: Run along the east side of the Wards Meadow Loop (in the southern section of the island) to enjoy views of the Hell Gate Bridge & Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, stretching over to Queens. Read more

    NYC Parks · November 1, 2013

    There are some barbecue areas in the park.

    JOGABO · March 19, 2012
  • Marq and Chriselle's Super Awesome Wedding

    Memorable not because Electric Zoo '10 was the greatest music festival. Memorable because of how dirty we felt afterwards from all the dust. Black boogers galore!

  • Jordan R.

    DMB, Sunny Day, and Free Ice Cream. Yes!

    Jordan Robinson · September 18, 2011
  • Teresa K.

    Dave Matthews :)

    Teresa Kincaid · September 17, 2011
  • Mike M.

    Only one way toll by car.. No toll if you bike it.

    Mike Mac · October 17, 2010
  • Joseph F.

    take a ride on the bike trails

    Joseph Fenton · August 6, 2010
  • Enrique H.

    I play rugby here monday, wendsday, and saturday!

    Enrique Hernandez · March 18, 2010
  • Mikey T.

    You guys need more restrooms here.

    Mikey T · June 6, 2014
  • Brooks W.

    Im having a pretty good time here

    Brooks Washburn · August 30, 2013
  • Ovington P.

    If it going to rain at Randall's Island bring rain boots

    Ovington Prophete · July 20, 2013
  • Jake Spencer H.

    Great escape from the city! Walking bridge entrance on 103rd.

    Jake Spencer Hammel · May 28, 2013
  • 🌟Jewelz ♒ T.

    Art festival big money show

    🌟Jewelz ♒ Targos · May 11, 2013
  • Emma I.

    Fucking electric zooooooo!

    Emma Ito · September 2, 2012
  • Lucky Lady M.

    Soccer practice awesome place

    Lucky Lady Mumford - Robles · April 24, 2012
  • nycHealthy

    Did you know that you have to walk 2.5 miles from Randall's Island Park to the Apollo Theater to burn off the calories from one 32oz. sports drink?

    nycHealthy · February 8, 2012
  • Travis T.

    If no traffic come in from downtown to avoid toll

    Travis Tangredi · December 31, 2011
  • Richard C.

    Come in from Manhattan to avoid the toll

    Richard Cordero · October 17, 2011
  • Matt R.

    Outdoor Centre of the World Police and Fire Games, sports pitches as far as the eye can see

    Matt Roebuck · October 2, 2011
  • Athleta

    Tired of running in circles through Central Park? Run along the east river and across the bridge at 125th street to Randall's Island for 4.5 miles of pedestrian pathways-- Jess, Fit Chick in the City

    Athleta · September 30, 2011
  • Annie Y.

    A quarter psychiatric ward a quarter sewage treatment plant half wasteland (sports fields) what more can we want?

    Annie Yang · March 23, 2011
  • Daniel P.

    Need public bathrooms

    Daniel Palumbo Jr · September 5, 2010
  • Kylie M.

    There's nowhere to buy food on this island! Being your own lunch if you plan to spend any time here.

    Kylie Murphy · February 22, 2010
  • Vitaly o.

    to do The Yard and electric zoo @ the same time

    Vitaly o · September 4, 2009
  • Andrea C.

    Electric zoo lo maximooo

    Andrea Castro · September 7, 2014
  • Bozuk DNA

    Sazanları seviyorum oltaya geldikten sonra salağa yatmaya devam ediyorlar :)

    Bozuk DNA · July 14, 2013

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