Governors Island Opens Tomorrow!

Governors Island opens May 26 and will be open every weekend through September 30.

In just 24 short hours, thousands of visitors can come out to Governors Island to enjoy food festivals, incredible public art, the Family Festival, bike riding and so much more.

The Island is open this season on Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays through September 30. Below is a small sampling of some of this weekend’s activities:

  • Enjoy craft beer, wine and tons of food (including a grilled cheese cook off!) at 5 Boro PicNYC. Tickets are required but get them here.
  • Stop by the Governors Island Alliance’s Family Festival in Nolan Park, featuring story telling, arts, crafts, harbor education activities and musical and theatrical performances.
  • Head over to Building 110 to see Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s incredible exhibition of “Graphic Design: Now in Production” and then stop by the LMCC Art Center at Governors Island right upstairs to see artists at work in their studios.
  • Enjoy a dozen of Mark di Suvero’s amazing sculptures all across the Island as a part of “Mark di Suvero at Governors Island presented by Storm King Art Center.
  • Stop by the Governors Galleries to enjoy a wide range of indoor cultural exhibits and programs.
  • On  Monday, borrow a bike for free for up to one hour from Bike and Roll to enjoy Free Bike Holiday Mondays.

And there is so much more! Check out the full list of events and programs and we look forward to seeing you on the Island.

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5 Responses

  1. are the ballfields open, or any open field, for that matter to have a pickup softball game and picnic? someone told me they were under construction and off limits.

    • Only the South Island fields, which were previously closed to the general public (only used for permitted events), are closed due to construction of our 30 new acres of park and public space. There are acres of green spaces for pick up games and picnics, including Colonels Row, Picnic Point, Nolan Park and the Parade Ground.

      • great, but enough space in those areas for a full field adult softball game with no trees, obstructions, etc?

      • On the Parade Ground yes – that is where vintage baseball games are being played in June.

      • thanks

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