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  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Summer at Governors Island

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    Governors Island

  • Photograph: Junenoire Mitchell

    Governors Island

  • Photograph: Junenoire Mitchell

    Governors Island

  • Photograph: Junenoire Mitchell

    Governors Island

  • Governor's Island

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Governor's Island

  • Governor's Island

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Governor's Island

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Governor's Island

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Governor's Island

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Figment Mini Golf Course

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Figment Mini Golf Course

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Figment Mini Golf Course

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Figment Mini Golf Course

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Figment Mini Golf Course

  • City of Water Day at Governor's Island

  • Cook Out NYC

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Jazz Age Lawn Party

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Jazz Age Lawn Party

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Jazz Age Lawn Party

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Jazz Age Lawn Party

  • Water Taxi Beach

  • Water Taxi Beach

  • Photograph: Jim Moore

    Uni Fest

  • Photograph: Courtesy of Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

    Uni Fest

Photograph: Virginia Rollison

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  • Address:

    Governors Island Governors Island
    Governors Island
    New York

  • Venue phone:

    212-440-2200

  • Venue website:

    govisland.com

  • Opening hours:

    7 days/week, 10am–7pm. May 24–Sept 28

  • Price:

    Ferry is $2 roundtrip

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    1. Governors Island
      • Governors Island
        Governors Island
        New York
      • 212-440-2200
      • govisland.com
      • 40.691287,-74.017555

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Art Island Outpost on Governors Island

Art & design, Kids, Things to Do, Mixed media, Painting, Classes, General interest, Arts & crafts

Hop on board the ferry to Governors Island, where CMA will be hosting free family art workshops led by in-house teaching artists all summer long. This summer's theme is "Dreamscapes," so activities like film-making, found object art, costume-making and...

Art Island Outpost on Governors Island
  1. Sat Jul 26
    – Sun Sep 28
  2. Governors Island Governors Island, New York
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Jazz Age Lawn Party

History, Things to Do

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The Jazz Age Lawn Party brings us some Prohibition delights—without the dry policies—for its ninth summer. Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra headline the old-timey affair, which also features a Charleston dance contest, a 1920s motorcar expo,...

Jazz Age Lawn Party
  1. Sat Aug 16
    – Sun Aug 17
  2. Governors Island Governors Island, New York
  3. $35, advance $30
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NYC Unicycle Festival

Cycling, Events & Festivals, Things to Do, Alternative sports, Sports & rec

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  • Free

This wacky one-wheeled weekend rolls into town with a 13-mile ride from City Hall to Coney Island, where a party at Deno’s Wonder Wheel and fireworks honor Brooklyn Unicycle Day (yep, that exists) with a bang. The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus also invites...

NYC Unicycle Festival
  1. Sat Aug 30
    – Sun Aug 31
  2. Governors Island Governors Island, New York
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  • Raised our kids here in Bldg 12 and Fort Jay. Two of our grandsons just visited with our Daughter and Son in Law. The boys had been to Liberty Island, the 9-11 memorial and are ages 6 and 7. They were absolutely in awe of their mom growing up in a Fort (Quarters 206A) in the middle of more green space, water and "visual" "tactile" and imagination inspiring play land than they get to experience in one place at one time anywhere. (and they live and boat in Pinellas County, Florida, where I run 3 marinas, an Airpark, multiple launch ramps and fishing piers, and a Sailing Center) They play, swim, boat and fish year round. Governors Island gets not just under you skin, it captures a part of your soul. I would live there now if I could just to see the thousands of smiles as children (and parents) from all parts of the city get to experience how such a treasure quickly becomes a part of you. I hated to give up living there, but in an delighted to see the honor, respect and fun New York is having as it's new caretaker. It belongs to our nation and with a great plan you have enhanced its beauty, preserved its history and under the watchful eye of Miss Liberty, you have opened a recreation and learning facility to all to enjoy no matter their age, activity or interest. With no race, creed, orientation or economic barriers the Island has been wonderfully transformed for future generations to enjoy through a growing variety of activities and opportunities. Thank you and all those responsible for such a well developed plan to both preserve and utilize all the Island has to offer.

    William Morris Fri Jul 4
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