Governors Island in New York: The ultimate guide to NYC's island oasis
Find the best things to do on New York's Governors Island, and check out upcoming events for summer
Mon Jun 16 2014
No summer in New York is complete without a trip to Governors Island, the car-free oasis in Upper New York Bay. Use our handy guide to find the best things to do on Governors Island, whether you prefer biking or outdoor art, plus the hottest events taking place in the park all summer long.
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Governors Island is open from 10am–7pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays from May 25–Sept 28. How to get there: Free ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6 (Atlantic Ave at Furman St, Brooklyn Heights) every 20 minutes, and from the Battery Maritime Building (10 South St near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal) at 10am, 11am, and every half hour after that. You can also take the East River Ferry; tickets are $4, and a full schedule can be found on the East River Ferry website.
Things to do on Governors Island
Where to eat near Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
Where to eat near the Battery Maritime Building
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- 54 Pearl St, (between Broad and Water Sts), 10004