DIRECTIONS

Randall’s Island Park is located in New York City along the East River, between Manhattan, Queens and The Bronx. The best way to get to CURLFEST® is to take the train or car service to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue, then walk across onto the island using the pedestrian walkways. There is NO PARKING available on Randall’s Island.

 
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BY SUBWAY

The best way to get to Randall’s Island Park via MTA is to take the 4, 5, or 6 subway train to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. From there you have two options:

  1. Once you exit the subway station, walk east on 125th street towards the RFK bridge, use the pedestrian footbridge to cross the bridge, and you’re there! The distance from the 125th subway station to the festival is 1 mile (the equivalent of 20 city blocks).

  2. Catch the M35 bus from 125th Street and Lexington Avenue that will take you to Randall’s Island. There are typically 4-5 buses per hour.

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BY RIDESHARE

THERE IS NO PARKING AVAILABLE ON RANDALL’S ISLAND. 

All vehicles, including taxis, are allowed on the island ONLY for drop-offs and pick-ups. That said, you are welcome to take a ride share car service to the festival!

DROP OFF

Enter Randall’s Island Park as your destination. Your best bet to avoid traffic is to be dropped off near the bridge and walking over on the pedestrian walkways from Manhattan, Bronx, or Queens (Astoria) . However, should you choose to ride all the way onto the island in your car service, there will be a designated area where they can drop you off.

PICK UP (IMPORTANT)

We strongly recommend walking back across the bridge after the festival before calling your car service. Many ride share services may not pick up from the island, so there may not be any available if you call from the festival. So first walk back to Manhattan, Bronx or Queens, then call from there.

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BY CAR

THERE IS NO PARKING AVAILABLE ON RANDALL’S ISLAND. 

If you need to drive to get close to Randall’s Island, you can park in Manhattan (there is a large garage called “East River Plaza Garage” at E. 116th Street between Pleasant Ave and FDR Drive. Or find parking on the street somewhere else in East Harlem. Then walk to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue to take the footbridge across the RFK Bridge. You can also park in Queens or the Bronx near the RFK bridge, and take the footbridges from there. 

If you are being dropped off at the festival you may follow these directions:

From Manhattan

Get on the RFK Bridge at East 125th Street or Exit 18 from FDR Drive (left exit from northbound or right hand exit from southbound Harlem River Drive). Once on the RFK Bridge, E-Z Pass users should stay left for the exit to Randall’s Island Park, immediately after the toll plaza. Those paying cash at the toll should stay to the right and take the entrance ramp to Randall’s Island Park located about a half-mile past the toll plaza on the right hand side.

From Long Island

Get on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge from the Grand Central Parkway. Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island, immediately after the toll plaza.

From The Bronx

Take the Major Deegan or Bruckner Expressway to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. Once on the RFK Bridge continue toward Queens. After the Queens toll plaza, bear right for the Randall’s Island exit (about 200 yards).

From Brooklyn

Take the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway East to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island Park, immediately after the toll plaza.

From Queens

Get on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge from the Grand Central Parkway. Stay right for the exit to Randall’s Island Park, immediately after the toll plaza.

From New Jersey

From I-80 or the New Jersey Turnpike, get on the George Washington Bridge. Follow signs for Through Traffic(on the upper level, stay to the left, on the lower level, stay to the right) to get onto the Cross Bronx Expressway, then take the Harlem River Drive/Amsterdam Avenue exit. Keep left onto the Harlem River Drive, then stay straight to take FDR Drive South to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. On the Bridge, E-Z Pass users should stay left for the exit to Randall’s Island Park, immediately after the toll plaza. Those paying cash at the toll should stay to the right and take the entrance ramp to Randall’s Island Park located about a half-mile past the toll plaza on the right hand side.

From Westchester

Take I-87 (New York State Thruway) southbound. I-87 will turn into the Major Deegan Expressway. Follow signs to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, pass through the tollbooth, and stay to the right. Take the exit for Randall’s Island.