Join us at the NYMS Fungus Fest on Randall’s Island on October 23, 2022!

The New York Mycological Society presents 

Fungus Festival 

By Randall’s Island Urban Farm, Wards Meadow Loop, New York, NY 10035

Sunday, October 23, 2022

11 AM – 3 PM

Free and open to all ages!

Made possible with the generous support of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance

With interest in fungi spawning across the city, the New York Mycological Society is celebrating New York City’s first ever Fungus Festival on Randall’s Island Park, on Sunday, October 23rd, 2022, from 11 AM – 3 PM.  This free community centered event welcomes all ages and all mushroom-curious amateurs and experts alike!

What’s on offer

Guided mushroom walks

A mushroom display and identification table

Lectures by experts

Kid’s corner with face-painting, costume making and mushroom drawing and watercolor workshop

Microscopy stations

DNA sequencing demonstration

Vegan pizzas by James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center

Displays by partners: Smallhold, Biotech without Borders, Mycology at NYU and many more

Workshop on mushroom cultivation by the Cornell Small Farms group

Displays on edible fungi in the city, medicinal mushrooms, poisonous mushrooms and more

Merchandise including books and mushroom-themed art

Excursiones en Españiol




James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center

Latino Outdoors

The NYU Mycology Group

Cornell Small Farms Program

Museo del Hongo

Lisa Schonberg + Allie Wist

Directions on how to get there

About the New York Mycological Society

The New York Mycological Society is New York City’s very own mushroom club and open to anyone with an interest in fungi. The club was founded 60 years ago by avantgarde composer John Cage and friends. Our 1,400+ members enjoy walks every weekend, ID session, lectures, workshops and much more. Our mission is to document the amazing fungal diversity in New York City’s parks for science and conservation and create greater awareness for the wonderful world of fungi.