Posted on September 24, 2009 by Elizabeth
Some of our visitors enjoying more than five miles of car-free biking (and great views!)
- Visitors disembarking the Coursen are ready to spend the day on Governors Island
More than 50,000 visitors came out to Governors Island over the past two weekends. If you weren’t one of them, or if you couldn’t get enough of the Island and want to come back again, there are three more weekends for visitors to experience all that is happening here. We are thrilled that more than 245,000 visitors have been to the Island so far this summer, and we hope many more will come to experience the ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG, miles of car-free biking, Figment’s City of Dreams miniature golf course, and many other special programs that are taking place over the next several weekends.
Governors Island is open every Friday -Sunday through October 11. So come out to the Island to enjoy the first lovely weeks of fall in this incredible place before you have to wait to May to experience it again.
Filed under: Announcements, Upcoming Events | Tagged: archeological dig, car-free biking, Figment, governors island | 2 Comments »
Posted on September 22, 2009 by Elizabeth
This weekend, thousands of visitors came out to Governors Island to enjoy the last official weekend of summer. Many visitors took advantage of the miles of car-free biking here, while others caught performances at the New Island Festival, and saw the houses of Nolan Park as they were transformed by Droog design as a part of Pioneers of Change.
One attraction that provided delight for children and adults alike was Mist-e Simone, the New Island Festivals’ iconic cow. Mist-e took up residence on the Festival’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams and was a great ambassador for the Island.
Another unique site during the festival was the archeological dig. Even though the festival is over, the archeological dig will remain open every Friday – Sunday until the Island closes. So even though these wonderful Dutch events are over, there are still many more dynamic exhibitions, performances and programs happening through October 11.
Visitors at the Pioneers of Change exhibition in Nolan Park, where visitors experienced unique examples of Dutch architecture, fashion and design
Children on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams, at the center of the New Island Festival
Mist-e relaxing on Colonels Row with visitors
Many visitors ate and drank at the New Island Festival. Here, several enjoy a beer on the beer bike
Filed under: Weekend Report | Tagged: archeological dig, droog, governors island, New Island Festival, Pioneers of Change | Leave a comment »