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Sunday, October 15, 2023, 10:00-15:00 on
Randalls Island, NY

Welcome to our second Fungus Festival, in partnership with Randall’s Island Park Alliance

Full program and map

We’ve got lots going on - almost 50 tables, activities, talks, displays, walks, artists selling their work, vendors, food vendors and more! Find out about all the action in our our official progam.

Once you’ve decided what you are interested in, check out the map to see where tables, presenters and events will be located.

Register for activities with limited capacity

We’re expecting well over a 1000 mushroom-lovers, but some activities can handle only a limited number of participants. For those we have created registrations. We expect them to fill up quickly, so sign up ASAP to reserve a spot.

If you were unable to reserve a spot for any of these events, we recommend following these organizations and individuals on social media since many organize these kinds of activities at other times of the year. Their contact information can be found in the program.

Rain Advisory

WIth all the rain heading our way, we should have a great spread of mushrooms at the ID station this year. However, please be advised that this event will take place rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, the festival might be modified or canceled.

Plan your travel

The event will be taking place on Randall’s Island Urban Farm on Sunday, October 15 from 11am to 3pm. Find a map of Randall’s Island here. A detailed page on getting to Randall’s Island can be found here.

Get there on foot or by bicycle

From 103rd St, Manhattan

The 103rd Street Footbridge in Manhattan is open to pedestrians and cyclists 365 days per year, 24 hours per day, and connects the East River Esplanade/FDR Drive at 103rd Street with the southern end of Randall’s Island Park.

From 125th Street, Manhattan:

A walkway along the RFK Triborough Bridge runs between 125th Street and 2nd Avenue and the northwestern section of Randall’s Island Park. Note: the ramp on this walkway exceeds ADA code.

From the Bronx:

The Randall’s Island Connector runs under the arches of the Hell Gate Bridge railroad trestle between 132nd Street at Willow/Walnut Avenues in the Bronx and the northern shore of Randall’s Island Park.

From Queens:

A walkway runs along the RFK Triborough Bridge between Hoyt Avenue and 28th Street, adjacent to the Astoria Boulevard N/W subway station, and the midpoint of Randall’s Island Park, adjacent to the Central Fields. Note: due to stairs this pathway is not ADA accessible.

Get there by public transit

The M35 bus runs to the Island from the Northwest corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. Transfer is available from the Lexington Avenue 4, 5 or 6 subway at 125th Street. Get off at Hell Gate Circle Opposite Odyssey House. Randall’s Island Urban Farm is about a minute’s walk from there.

Get there by car

Use your favorite app or rideshare company to get to the Festival. The address you want to enter is 11 Wards Meadow Loop, Randall’s Island 10035. Note that there is no parking near the Festival. We recommend parking by Icahn Stadium which is a 15 minute walk away.

What to bring

Bring a blanket and spread out - there’s lots of space to hang! Consider bringing a refillable water bottle to save money and prevent waste.

Bring mushrooms - our experts are happy to ID them for you. Kids are welcome! We have several activities for little mushroom lovers.

Support our work!

The festival is free to attend, but not free to create! Please support us by donating to the New York Mycological Society via PayPal or Venmo @newyorkmyc

Donate with Venmo

Please support us by donating to the New York Mycological Society

Donate with PayPal

Please support us by donating to the New York Mycological Society

We look forward to seeing you on the
15th of October!

Fungus Festival 2023 is organized by the New York Mycological Society in partnership with Sneha Ganguly @kali_mushrooms

We also thank the Randall's Island Park Alliance and Randall's Island Urban Farm for their partnership and all of our partners and volunteers without whom Fungus Festival would not be possible.