Located where the East and Harlem Rivers merge, Randall's Island is the site of many huge concerts and via Icahn Stadium, sporting events. Using water taxis from Midtown East, the journey there can be half the fun. This unique combined experience is why meeting planners frequently consider Randall's Island as a venue for major corporate events and galas.
Until recently, it has also been a venue for unwanted water. Lots of it.
During this year’s Governors Ball, torrential rains and three days of
music destroyed the grass fields of Randall’s Island, leaving the
grounds in a state of disrepair. Afterward, Governors Ball organizers helped restore the grounds to a substantially better condition than they
were before record setting rains and thousands of fans turned the island
into a mud pit. Working with the NYC Department of Parks, organizers
laid down over nine acres of brand new grass and made important infrastructure
improvements to prevent future flooding.
There might not be much green to look at on Randall's Island in December, but your outdoor event will have plenty of it there to enjoy in a few short months!