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Presenting: Governors Island 2018 Year in Review


From May to October, Governors Island is where New Yorkers get away. In 2018, visitors like you saw later nights, more sunsets and celebrations, more ferry trips and harbor breezes, more art and recreation, and more to discover.

Thank you for making memories with us on Governors Island in 2018!

Read our 2018 Year in Review

Look Back at Some of Our Favorite Memories

...and don’t forget we’re only three months away from opening day!

Welcoming Visitors to a Shared Part of the City

Over 750,000 people visited during the 2018 season – more than twice the visitation from just 5 years ago. 75% of our visitors are from New York City!

Expanding Access to New York City’s Escape

Governors Island came alive at night during extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays from May to September – from outdoor films and new waterfront dining options to spending the night under the stars.

Caring for the Park

Five new full-time gardeners and 2,500 volunteers contributed more than 14,000 hours of landscaping (plus a squad of adorable working dogs) to help us care for the 120 acre park – from the shady lawns of the Historic District to the southern end’s new, award-winning park.

Commissioning Jacob Hashimoto on Governors Island

In his first-ever public installation in New York City, artist Jacob Hashimoto delighted visitors with a new commission of two immersive works inspired by the Island’s historic architecture exploring time, architecture and cosmology.

Fostering a Vibrant, Citywide Destination for the Arts

Over 60 organizations across NYC – including 4heads, the Climate Museum, the New-York Historical Society and more – hosted nearly 70 exhibitions, festivals, youth programs, residencies, open studio events and other learning opportunities – all free and open to the public!

A Living Lab for Environmental Stewardship

From its position at the heart of New York Harbor – and partnerships with the New York Harbor School, Billion Oyster Project, Earth Matter NY, GrowNYC and more – the Island continues to inspire conversation and exploration of our changing climate and how we all can be a part of the solution.

Thank you to all our visitors for making Governors Island great in 2018!