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

Put a Visit to Governors Island on Your Summer Bucket List


We’re in the dog days of summer and there’s no better time for an easy Island getaway! Welcome in August with new exhibits, free live music and more this weekend. And be sure to mark your calendars and spend some unforgettable summer nights with us when we keep the Island open until 10PM on Friday, August 11 and Friday, August 18 for GovIsland After Hours!

The HoloCenter, Saturdays & Sundays, 11 AM-5 PM, Colonels Row 403
The HoloCenter opens two new exhibits this weekend: Dream Longer Than The Day and Coherence and Incoherence, both open through the month of August. Come by on Sunday for an opening reception with the artists from 2-4 PM!

Brooklyn Music Festival, Sunday, 12-5 PM, Colonels Row
The Brooklyn Music Festival is back to celebrate their amazing borough for the 4th year. Festivities include live bands ranging from Indie Pop, Hip Hop, Funk, Alternative Rock, House music and much more. Drinks, food, art and merchandise will be available for purchase.

Stay Late With Us! GovIsland After Hours in August, Friday, August 11 & 18, 5:30-10 PM
Liggett Terrace, The Hills, Picnic Point & Island Oyster

We’re halfway to our goal! Thanks to our new members this month, you can catch the best sunset views in the city until 10 PM on August 11 & 18. Enjoy the rare opportunity to experience the Island after hours, and kick back with a cocktail from Island Oyster or Liggett Terrace. Join today to help us stay late for more evenings in September!

Governors Island Brat Reunion, Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM-4 PM, Nolan Park House 4B
In the spirit of the Army and Coast Guard family picnic days on Governors Island is the “brats” reunion for anyone who ever called the Island “home.” If you never lived on the base, stop by and hear stories from the former residents. Picnic cookout at noon, walking tour at 1:30, and ending each day at one of the Island’s drinking establishments before catching the ferry.

Civil War Weekend, August 12-13, 10 PM-5 PM
Ready, aim, fire! Come meet Union soldiers in the Soldier’s camp, watch musket and artillery demonstrations, and listen to music performances August 12th and 13th at Civil War Weekend, presented by the National Park Service.

New Compost Helpers, Saturdays & Sundays, 12-4 PM, Urban Farm
Earth Matter NY has just added three new Rhode Island Red hens from Troy, NY to help compost! Come say hello to the new gals and learn how composting works at the Urban Farm.