NOTE: For an update on 2020 rules, activities and safety procedures, visit govisland.com.
Curious about all of the things to do on Governors Island? Hop aboard the ferry!
Located in the heart of New York Harbor, one of our go-to family attractions offers scenic views, a country environment and a plethora of outdoor activities for kids and adults (like one of the coolest kids' playgrounds NYC—with mighty impressive slides).
This year, things will look a little different: Governors Island will open at limited capacity for passive recreational activities like biking, hiking, walking and bird watching beginning July 15. It'll be open on weekdays from 10am–6pm and weekends from 10am–7pm. Beginning Saturday, July 18, The Trust for Governors Island will offer free ferries to all New York City Housing Authority residents.
“This summer, Governors Island will be an affordable, local getaway for New Yorkers who need it most," President and CEO of the Trust for Governors Island, Clare Newman said in a statement. "We’ve focused on a plan to make the Island more accessible to New Yorkers in areas underserved by parks this season, and have taken important steps to ensure the health and safety of our visitors. We look forward to seeing everyone on the ferry!”
Don't forget to save us a spot on Hammock Grove, friends.
When does Governors Island open?
This year, Governors Island opens on July 15, 2020.