There are just three days left in Governors Island’s public access season but that is still plenty of time for you to experience all there is to do here. Some highlights of this weekend are:
Bike and Roll’s Free Bike Fridays: Your last chance to borrow a bike for free for up to one hour and experience five miles of car-free biking while enjoying some of the best views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor you will find in New York City.
Saturday: Mean Red Productions brings Oktoberfest to Governors Island. Come out and enjoy craft beer and good food. The event requires a wristband to enter and wristbands will be given out on a first come, first served basis at the Manhattan and Brooklyn ferries. Come early to get your wristband so you can eat and drink! There is also a root beer garden and face painting activities for kids.
All weekend long:
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) opens to their artist studios to the public for the last time this year. Also stop by Building 110 to see Floating World, an exhibition by artists from their residency program.
The Sculptors Guild exhibit in Building 403 features Guild members’ work which is also installed in several locations around the Island, including at Picnic Point. The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) has work along the Island’s eastern shore, which you can view by walking or by biking around the Island.
The Trapeze School of New York and the Big Apple Circus are running free circus workshops on the Parade Ground. While learning to clown around, you can watch people fly high on the trapeze with a stunning view of the New York skyline in the background.
National Park Service Programs: On Friday, they will have kids programming for kids, and throughout the weekend they have additional activities included ranger-guided programs, bike tours, an autumn bird census and a walking tour with a former resident of the Island.
So make sure you make time this weekend to enjoy the Island for the last few days of the season.