Picnic Point will again be open to visitors and will feature events, exhibitions and outdoor sculpture
Since June 5 will be here before we know it, we posted Governors Island‘s 2010 calendar of events earlier today. This summer will feature more events, programs, performances and exhibits than ever before.
There will be programs, performances and activities for a diverse array of visitors, including musical concerts featuring artists like Roseanne Cash, FIGMENT’s free artist designed miniature golf course for kids and adults, food festivals, and much more. The ferry ride and most activities are free.
The Island will be open every Friday – Sunday from June 5 through October 10.
Visitors can again bike on more than five miles of car-free paths and roadways. They can bring their own bikes or rent one while they are on the Island. Every Friday, bikes are free for up to one hour as a part of Bike and Roll’s™ Free Bike Fridays program.
For the first time, visitors will be able to enjoy programming in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s (LMCC’s) artist studios, which are the newest addition to Governors Island. Currently, nearly 30 visual and performing artists are working on the Island each day. During the public access season, LMCC will schedule a robust series of performances for Island visitors and also open artist studios for visitors to see works in progress. Another new addition to the Island will be Water Taxi Beach’s Backstage Café, which is located in a building adjacent to the Beach and the ferry landing. In addition to Water Taxi Beach, the café will be a new place where visitors can enjoy food and beverages.
Artists from LMCC's artist studio program are busy at work inside Building 110. The studios will be open to the public this summer
Visitors enjoyed a concert at Water Taxi Beach in 2009. The Beach will again feature concerts and programs for visitors
Visitors will also be able to enjoy acres of green spaces. The entire 92 acre Historic District, the 2.2 mile Great Promenade around the Island, and Picnic Point will be open to visitors. At Picnic Point, visitors can use hammocks, Adirondack chairs and swings while also enjoying unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor. Visitors can also take a tour of the three acre Added Value sustainable farm there.
The Children’s Museum of the Arts is again providing their Free Island Outpost program to children and families. Every Friday – Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM, teaching artists will be available in one of the Island’s historic buildings to do hands-on arts programs with children.
These are just a few of the activities and programs that visitors to the Island will be able to enjoy this summer. A full list of programs can be found here, but remember, new events are being added all the time so check back often.
And make sure you mark your calendars for our opening day, June 5. We hope to see you out on the Island.
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