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  1. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Summer at Governors Island

  2. Photograph: Junenoire Mitchell
    Photograph: Junenoire Mitchell

    Governors Island

  3. Photograph: Junenoire Mitchell
    Photograph: Junenoire Mitchell

    Governors Island

  4. Photograph: Junenoire Mitchell
    Photograph: Junenoire Mitchell

    Governors Island

  5. Photograph: Junenoire Mitchell
    Photograph: Junenoire Mitchell

    Governors Island

  6. Governor's Island

  7. Photograph: Donald Yip
    Photograph: Donald Yip

    Governor's Island

  8. Governor's Island

  9. Photograph: Donald Yip
    Photograph: Donald Yip

    Governor's Island

  10. Photograph: Donald Yip
    Photograph: Donald Yip

    Governor's Island

  11. Photograph: Donald Yip
    Photograph: Donald Yip

    Governor's Island

  12. Photograph: Donald Yip
    Photograph: Donald Yip

    Figment Mini Golf Course

  13. Photograph: Donald Yip
    Photograph: Donald Yip

    Figment Mini Golf Course

  14. Photograph: Donald Yip
    Photograph: Donald Yip

    Figment Mini Golf Course

  15. Photograph: Donald Yip
    Photograph: Donald Yip

    Figment Mini Golf Course

  16. Photograph: Donald Yip
    Photograph: Donald Yip

    Figment Mini Golf Course

  17. City of Water Day at Governor's Island

  18. Cook Out NYC

  19. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Jazz Age Lawn Party

  20. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Jazz Age Lawn Party

  21. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Jazz Age Lawn Party

  22. Photograph: Virginia Rollison
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Jazz Age Lawn Party

  23. Water Taxi Beach

  24. Water Taxi Beach

  25. Photograph: Jim Moore
    Photograph: Jim Moore

    Uni Fest

  26. Photograph: Courtesy of Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
    Photograph: Courtesy of Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

    Uni Fest

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Time Out says

Venture out to Governors Island (open May through October), where there’s plenty to see, do and enjoy as a family. Grab a ferry from Manhattan or Brooklyn ($2, children under 13 & IDNYC holders free; Sat, Sun until 11:30am free) to explore 172 acres via bike (there’s more than five miles of bike lanes, and bike rentals are easily found at Blazing Saddles (Colonels Row), or head to spots like the Hammock Grove/Hammock Grove Play Area to kick back and relax in one of 50 hammocks or climb around on a nearby play structure. Families might also visit the Compost Learning Center (starting May 27, 2017 for the 2017 season) to learn all about compost, how to compost and what to compost! Last but not least, The Hills portion of Governors Island opened in 2016, and offers heights of 70 ft. above sea level (there are stunning views to be seen!) plus four huge slides, including the longest slide in NYC. Hungry? There are plenty of food trucks located on the island so you can snack, but we’d recommend bringing a picnic just for the experience.

Details

Address:
Governors Island
New York
10004
Price:
Ferry is $2 roundtrip
Opening hours:
7 days/week, 10am–7pm. May 23–Sept 27
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