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Governors Island will stay open late for the summer solstice

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Jennifer Picht

Have you decided how you'll be celebrating this year's Summer Solstice? In case you didn't know, June 23 is the longest day of the year (read: when we experience the most daylight). There are plenty of ways you can soak up every single ray of sunshine next Friday (just take a look at our awesome list of things to do outside). 

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But one of the best NYC parksGovernors Island—is giving you extra incentive to spend the longest day of light on the car-free oasis. For the second time this year, the island will stay open late (until 10pm) so you can watch what we hope will be a glorious sunset on the island, and spend the evening kicking back with cocktails and delicious grub at GI's new park, The Hills.

Ahh, just imagine all the spectacular Instagram shots you'll get of the Statue of Liberty surrounded by pink, cotton-candy clouds! Make sure to mark this event on your calendar and keep your fingers (and toes) crossed for favorable weather conditions.  

The last ferry from Governors Island to Lower Manhattan departs at 10pm. 

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