Governors Island will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 30th through October 11th. On Friday, the Island is open from 10 AM to 5 PM; on Saturdays and Sundays, the Island is open from 10 AM to 7 PM.
To download a map of Governors Island, click here.
A list of some Governors Island activities and events are as follows. Please check back often as events are continually being added.
June 6, 7 & 13: White by Zvi Dance
Zvi Gotheiner collaborates with composer Scott Killian using the Fort's eerie sense of abandonment to reflect on our attempts to feel secure by arming our borders.
Saturday and Sunday, June 6th & 7th, all day: Michael Arenella and the Dreamland Orchestra Presents the Jazz Age Lawn Party
All weekend long, Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra will cast a magical spell of hot jazz and open-air merriment that will delight the whole family. This Jazz-Age Lawn party brings you back in time to the 1920s for a rollicking and delightful afternoon rendezvous of live music and dance, instruction in period dances, picnicking, and games. Admission is $5 each day (free for children under 5).
Friday June 12 – Sunday June 14th: FIGMENT*, all day
FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy on Governors Island. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one weekend each summer, it transforms Governors Island into a large-scale collaborative artwork… and then it’s gone. For more information visit www.figmentnyc.org.
Saturday June 20th: Celebrate Army Heritage Day with the National Park Service, 11 AM to 4 PM
Join NPS staff for special programs and tours highlighting the military history on Governors Island.
Sunday, June 21st: Make Music New York presents Punk Island, 11 AM to 5 PM
MMNY presents a "one-day experiment that transforms the stately island into a punk rockers’ paradise" (NY Times). With Reagan Youth, Blanks 77, and dozens more.
Saturday, July 18th: City of Water Day, all day. Celebrate our City of Water! Food, family activities, tours, fishing, prizes. Take free ferry from Battery Maritime Building or come in your boat info at www.waterfrontalliance.org.
Saturday, August 9th: African Film Festival, noon
Have you ever wanted to experience the sights and sounds of Africa? Now you can! Join the African Film Festival on Governors Island and welcome world class music, drumming and song in an all-day festival.
Saturday, August 9th: Experience Civil War Weekend with the National Park Service, 11 AM
Living history demonstrations, special guided tours, music, and lectures bring the Civil War period to life for visitors of all ages. For more information call (212) 825-3045 or visit www.nps.gov/gois.
Directions to the Governors Island Ferry
The Governors Island Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. The ferry terminal is accessible as follows:
1 – South Ferry Station
4, 5 (weekdays) to Bowling Green
W (weekdays only), R (weekdays and weekends) – Whitehall St. Station
M1 (weekdays only), M6, M9 and M15