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Don’t miss the final weekend for some of our exhibits, plus October treats ahead!


The leaves are falling and the colors are changing! As September comes to a close, so do some of our exhibits. Don’t miss the closing weekend of the 4heads Governors Island Art Fair, the Sculptor’s Alliance, the Police Museum and our goats at Earth Matter’s Compost Learning Center. Take a look below for what’s going on, and stay tuned for more October happenings!

4heads Governors Island Art Fair, Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM-6 PM, Colonels Row & Liggett Hall *Last weekend!*
This weekend is your last chance to check out 4heads Governors Island Art Fair! Over 100 artists have transformed the former military homes of Colonels Row and the Island’s iconic Liggett Hall. Pictured above is work by sculptor Norman Mooney.

Governors Island Oktoberfest, Saturday, 12-5 PM, Colonels Row
Governors Island Beer Co. is proud to host the first ever Oktoberfest on Governors Island this Saturday. Don your bavarian garb and enjoy a mug holding contest, traditional Bavarian food, entertainment and more! Radeberger and Braufactum Progusta will be available for purchase.

Peas and Carrots head back to Goodale Farms, Saturday & Sunday, 12-1 PM, Earth Matter Compost Learning Center, Urban Farm
Each year our friends at Earth Matter bring two visiting goats to live in our Urban Farm! Peas and Carrots (with chickens and other animals!) contribute to the composting process by consuming New Yorkers’ vegetable scraps. After this weekend, they will return to Goodale Farms. Join us in bidding them farewell, and learn how Compost is made for the last weekend of the season.

Vintage Police Car Show, Saturday, 10 AM-6 PM, Pershing Hall parking lot *Last weekend for the Police Museum exhibits!*
The New York City Police Museum is excited to announce the Annual Vintage Police Car Show for its’ final weekend on Governors Island! Over 20 vehicles from as early as the 1950s will make their way to Governors Island this Saturday. The Museum will also be selling selected items from the gift shop.

Sculptor’s Alliance: Metal, Friday-Sunday, 11 AM-5 PM, Nolan Park 7B *Last weekend!*
Come explore the last weekend of the Sculptor’s Alliance’s show Metal! This exhibit features a range of 3D concepts and forms of expressive sculpture, with each piece made entirely of metal or incorporating metal. Closing reception on Sunday from 2-5 PM.

Night of 1,000 Jack O’Lanterns, Thursday-Sunday, October 26-29, Colonels Row
We are ready to light up New York Harbor this October! Come see more than 1,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns carved by artists, live carving demonstrations, and take home your own pumpkin at this truly unique jack o’lantern jaunt here on Governors Island. Tickets available here

Performances This Weekend

Exquisite Corpse Company invites you to a wedding… or perhaps the funeral… Jump to the surreal world of A Ribbon About a Bomb as you cycle and muse on with Frida Kahlo, Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington through the abandoned halls of a mansion. Tickets available here.
Fridays 3 PM, Saturdays & Sundays 2 & 4 PM, Colonels Row 407B

The Rising Sun Performance Company presents Laboratorium: a 12 Week Multi-Purpose Theatrical Artist Retreat & Residency. Each week a different playwright and/or director to will develop new play scripts and works in progress as well as site specific devised works!
Saturdays & Sundays beginning at 12 PM, Nolan Park 11

When the world is mad, does embracing madness make you sane? Created by the Dysfunctional Collective this summer on Governors Island, The Bacchae is a freely adapted, feminist take on Euripides’ tragedy. Performances are approximately 30 minutes long and may be too intense for young children.
Saturday & Sunday, 2:30 & 4:30 PM, Nolan Park 8B

Come watch - or participate in! - the premier of Aquatopia, a participatory performance as part of Pratt’s Blue Week 2017. Musicians, students, and community members collaborate and explore together seawalls, oceanic thinking, and ecological reimagining of formerly deluged sites in light of rising seas.
Saturday 2 PM, The Scramble at the Hills