There’s a new three-day festival to celebrate the artistic, cultural, educational, and environmental organizations on Governors Island! From August 5 to 7, Governors Island Arts will present a weekend-long event in the historic Nolan Park and Colonels Row, featuring free dance and music performances, outdoor installations, interactive workshops, open studios, panel discussions, and more. Two dozen seasonal “Organizations in Residence” and a diverse roster of choreographers and performers from throughout New York City will show off their talents, knowledge and skills all for free. See free performances from Pigeonwing Dance, Jerron Herman, and Dance to the People, as well as free public programs and activations from the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Harvestworks, The Climate Museum, ArtCrawl Harlem, 4heads, NYU Gallatin WetLab, Triangle Arts, and more.
The biggest event during the festival is the new Dance Party NYC on Saturday, August 6, a city-wide dance party taking place on the same night across 80 locations throughout the five boroughs–including Nolan Park on Governors Island. Soundtracks will be provided by Brooklyn United Marching Band, Brass Queens, DJ Aguapanela Mami, and DJ Yung Mayne.