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Governors Island will stay open past sunset for two nights this month

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Helen D
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Governors Island is kindly staying open late this month so that those of us who don't have summer Fridays can enjoy a taste of relaxation and a pretty sweet sunset. With unobstructed views of New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline, you're definitely in for a technicolor dream as the sun goes down.

On Fridays August 11 and 18, Governor's Island—which usually closes at 6pm—will stay open to the public until 10pm. There will be hourly ferries heading from the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan to Governor's Island between 5:30 and 8:30pm, with return boats departing on the hour every hour between 7 and 10pm. So if you can't crack open a bottle of rosé in Montauk by 5pm on a Friday, shuck some fresh Montauk Pearls and raise your spritz to the urban high life at Island Oyster. The waterfront seafood and cocktail joint will be open late along with a handful of other beer halls and eateries. Enjoy the after hours island hopping, just don't miss the last ferry back—we can't confirm that the Revolution-era military post isn't haunted. 

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