Governors Island is hosting a diverse array of arts, cultural and recreational opportunities throughout the public access season.
The Island is open every Friday-Sunday and all Holiday Mondays from May 27 through September 25.
Fridays: 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays: 10 AM to 7 PM
ONGOING EXHIBITS AND EVENTS
Mark di Suvero on Governors Island: presented by the Storm King art Center, May 27- September 25
The exhibition is the largest outdoor presentation of Mark di Suvero’s sculptures to be shown in New York City since the 1970s and includes loans from public and private collections, including a number of sculptures from Storm King’s own celebrated installation of the artist’s work. The exhibition is free and located throughout the island’s vibrant public spaces.
Intersections: An Exhibition Organized by the Sculptors Guild: May 27 – September 25
Curated by Karen Wilkin and featuring work from members of the Guild and invited guest artists. For more information, including a schedule of hands-on free workshops and events visit sculptorsguild.org.
FIGMENT 2011 Minigolf Course: May 27-September 25This summer, FIGMENT is giving its own participatory, free and inspired twist to the unknown and fascinating world of bugs with a return of the celebrated FIGMENT Minigolf Course, themed this year around “Bugs and Features”. In the Liggett Hall courtyard, man and bug can putt away in harmony. The FIGMENT Minigolf Course is open and free for the public to play. For more information visit www.figmentproject.org/minigolf.
FIGMENT 2011 Burble Bup Pavilion: May 27- September 25
Come together in the Burble Bup pavilion, winner of the second annual City of Dreams pavilion competition. Burble Bup invites people to lounge and mingle in its soft and magical interior, upon plush soil tubes. The City of Dreams pavilion competition is sponsored by FIGMENT, ENYA, and SEAoNY. For more information visit www.figmentproject.org/pavilion.
Empire Historic Arts Fund presents Designs for Living 1795 – 2011
A three part exhibit that offers historic couture fashion and accessories from 1795 – 2011 including such icons as Worth, Balenciaga and Dior; 18th and 19th century wallpapers anchored to the architecture found on Governors Island as well as contemporary tonalist landscape paintings.
FIGMENT 2011 Sculpture Garden: May 27 – September 25
The FIGMENT summer long sculpture garden is back! Engage with amazingly creative, interactive, and sustainable sculpture projects in the Liggett Hall courtyard. The FIGMENT Terrace Sculpture Garden is free. For more information visit www.figmentproject.org/sculpturegarden.
Harvestworks presents “NY Electronic Arts Festival”: May 27-September 25
An electronic arts festival featuring sound installations and digital media including “Blue Morph” by Victoria Vesna and Jim Gimzewski and “WaterWall” by John Morton and Jacqueline Shatz.
Collage Logic presented by Harvestworks: May 27-September 15
Collage Logic is a dynamic exhibition featuring the works of several artists who take a hybrid approach in emerging media, painting and sculpture. Head over to Building 10 in Nolan Park for this unique exhibit.
Governors Island: Photographs by Lisa Kereszi & Andrew Moore: A Public Art Fund Project, May 27 – September 25, Commanding Officer’s House
See photos by Lisa Kereszi and Andrew Moore of places around the Island.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Artist Studios
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) presents gallery exhibitions, open studio events and performances all summer long. Building 110, a historic Army warehouse next to the Soissons Dock, now houses LMCC’s multi-use arts facility—including 20 visual-artist studios, two rehearsal studios and an exhibition space—for the development and presentation of new work in the performing and visual arts.
Children’s Museum of the Arts Free Art Island Outpost Program: May 27-September 25, 11 am to 3 pm
Join the Children’s Museum of the Arts Teaching Artists for new themes and projects each weekend, including everything from painting and drawing to large-scale sculpture.
Earth Matter Compost Learning Center: May 27- September 25, 12 pm to 4 pm
Earth Matter Compost Learning Center, located at Picnic Point, is a place to discover composting, the art and science of turning food and yard waste into a healthy soil amendment, rich in the nutrients that plants need to grow. Come for a fun and free hands on experience and unravel the mysteries of “black gold” and pet our newest compost workers – 35 adorable chicks!
Bike Governors Island: May 27-September 25
Bring your own bike or rent one from Bike and Roll™ to enjoy five miles of car-free biking.
Bike and Roll’s™ Free Bike Fridays: Fridays, May 27- September 23
Borrow a bike for free for up to one hour.
Added Value Farm: May 27-September 25
Come to Picnic Point to take a tour and see the workings of Added Value’s three acre organic fruit and vegetable farm. Beginning in July, visit their Farm Stand where you’ll find locally grown produce, cut flowers and more. For more information, visit www.added-value.org.