Governors Island will open July 15 and ferry tickets are available now. Click here to reserve tickets.

July 4th on Governors Island


Independence Day is right around the corner and Governors Island will be open for the public to spend the day away from the bustling city life! Celebrate with an Island getaway and enjoy free history, art and culture and more with some of the best views of Lady Liberty, New York Harbor and city skyline.

The following will be open on July 4th:

In Nolan Park and Colonels Row:

NYC Audubon, Nolan Park 17

West Harlem Art Fund Presents: Early Encounters, Colonels Row House 404A

Project 59, Colonels Row 407A

Nut Island Creative Colony, Colonels Row 404B

Jacob Hashimoto on Governors Island: The Eclipse in St. Cornelius Chapel & Never Comes Tomorrow in nearby Liggett Archway

The Governors Island National Monument, Fort Jay and Castle Williams will be open. Rock, Mosquito and Hummingbird, a Pre-History of Governors Island will be on view in Fort Jay.

The Island will be open all day from 10AM-7PM. Ferries will run on a weekend schedule from Manhattan and Brooklyn, until the island closes at 7PM. The NYC Runs Firecracker 5K & 10K is taking place from 9AM–10:45AM.

Food vendors at Soissons Landing and Liggett Terrace will be open on July 4.

Despite the traditional means of celebrating this holiday, fireworks will not be viewable from Governors Island.