The Easiest Way To Get Away

Governors Island is a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor. It’s only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. It is a world unto itself, unique and full of promise.

This season's free programs and exhibitions in Governors Island's historic houses

We’re excited to announce our 2019 lineup of free programs and exhibitions in Colonels Row and Nolan Park! The historic houses of Governors Island will host art installations, live performances, activities for families and kids, and much more. Get more details here and check back later for more programming announcements.

Host your event on Governors Island

Bring your event to an iconic NYC venue with some spectacular views! Governors Island is accepting proposals for events, festivals, concerts and more for the 2019 season. Apply for a permit here.