The New Island Festival will offer an exciting smorgasboard of happenings on New York City’s Governors Island from September 10–13 and again from September 17–20. Come discover provocative theatre, stunning site-specific performance, dazzling visual arts and exhilarating DJ sets, all performed by world-class Dutch performers.

The New Island Festival brings the greatest elements of European outdoor performing arts festivals to Governors Island. All of Governors Island will be the stage for the Dutch, American, and other international artists who will utilize the waterfront promenade, historic homes, barracks and open green spaces to re-imagine this Island in the middle of New York Harbor. Performances will begin in the early afternoon and continue through the evening.  This will be the first time Governors Island has been open at night.
The Festival area is open to the public on Thursdays from 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM and Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM. All events are in English, subtitled, or non-verbal.  Some events are free; some require tickets.

To find out more:

For Program guide and schedule:

Before you go – for information on visiting Governors Island (ferry schedule, opening hours, open areas, directions):

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  1. […] flea markets.   We did have an “Archeological Dig” on Governors Island during the New Island Festival, which was a great draw for many of our visitors. And although you can’t dig for […]

  2. […] has become home to a diverse array of cultural activities and programs. The Island has hosted performing arts festivals,  concerts at Water Taxi Beach and on Colonels Row, site-specific dance performances, outdoor […]

  3. […] The Lincoln Center Festival announced its line-up of performances today and it includes two major theatre events on Governors Island – the North American premiere of Peter Stein’s 12 hour marathon production of Dostoyevsky’s The Demons (also known as The Possessed) and the North American premiere of Toneelgroep Amsterdam’s production of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Teorema, adapted and staged by Ivo van Hove, whose work was also featured on the Island last September during the New Island Festival. […]

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