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

Stay safe in the heat this weekend on GI


With an excessive heat advisory in effect this weekend, we encourage you to take precautions to stay cool and hydrated when visiting Governors Island.

Make sure to bring plenty of water with you and to refill your bottles regularly. You can find our water stations throughout the Island—locate them on our visitor map.

Stay cool in the shade! There are plenty of shaded areas to relax in on Colonels Row and in Nolan Park. You can also find large sun umbrellas in Liggett Terrace as well as a water feature that can keep kids cool while they enjoy a splash.

If you’re not feeling well, need to cool down or in case of emergency, head to our first aid station at Soissons Landing. You can also contact Island security at 212-809-3299.

Please note that due to the heat, program hours and events may be changed or canceled.

The following programs have confirmed their closures this weekend:

Colonels Row
Syracuse University
Rare Air
Nolan Park
NY Virtual Volcano Observatory
House of Solutions
Imagination of Space
Triangle Arts
West Harlem Art Fund
play:groundNYC + Student Conservation Association (closed Saturday)
Children’s Museum of the Arts
Billion Oyster Project (closed Saturday)
Urban Farm
Earth Matter
GrowNYC’s Teaching Garden

Additionally, Pioneer Works’ Machine Learning salon at 3pm on Saturday is cancelled. Their opening reception for Betsy Kenyon’s LightHouse, 5-9PM, and their stargazing session, 7-9 PM, will go on as scheduled.

NYC Audubon and Works on Water will close early this weekend.

Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights and Perros Y Vainas in Liggett Terrace will be closed on Saturday.