Guide to Governors Island, NY

Find the best things to do on New York's Governors Island and check out great upcoming events for summer

No summer in New York is complete without a trip to Governors Island, NY's car-free oasis in Upper New York Bay. Use our handy guide to find the best things to do outside on Governors Island whether you prefer biking or outdoor art, plus the hottest events taking place in the park all summer long. And if you're looking for information on Governors Ball, that's actually on Randall's Island. 

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Things to do on Governors Island, NY

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Jazz Age Lawn Party

Governors Island is the perfect venue to leave the 21st century behind for the delights of the Prohibition-era

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Bars

Bars near Governors Island

Make sure you have a post–Governors Island drinking plan before you board the ferry to Brooklyn Bridge Park or the Battery Maritime Building

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Governors Beach Club

Run by the team behind Beekman Beer Garden, this waterfront club at Governors Island has all the chow sun-seeking New Yorkers crave

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Full Moon Fest 2015

Full Moon, the annual dance-friendly beach bash, returns to Governors Island with a kickass bill

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Governors Island, NY in pictures

Jazz Age Lawn Party 2013

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Governors Island opening weekend 2012

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Bocce 2012 on Governors Island

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Nightlife

John Digweed, Danny Tenaglia and Pleasurekraft on Governor's Island

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Smoke weed in public and in the eyes of God on Governors Island this Sunday

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Kiehl's brings the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Governor's Island today

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What's new at Governors Island in 2014

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Governors Island highlights

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