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Trick or Treat? October is here!


For the first time ever, Governors Island will be staying open to the public for the month of October! We’ve got plenty of autumn treats in store for this month, plus extended runs of this year’s favorite exhibits. This weekend is the last chance to enjoy the HoloCenter’s exhibit and Exquisite Corpse performances. Read more for what’s in store this week as well as some spooky October announcements!

Save the Date: Picnic Point is Pumpkin Point this October!
Weekends October 21-29, 11AM-5PM, Pumpkin (Picnic) Point
Just in time for Halloween, we’re transforming Picnic Point into our first ever pumpkin patch within view of Lady Liberty! Wander past the autumn colored Hills to Pumpkin Point where you’ll be able to pick (or just snap pics) from thousands of pumpkins, sip cider and snack on ghoulish treats from Little Eva’s. We’ll even have a spooky hayride to take pumpkin pickers back to the ferry!

Friday 2-4 PM, Saturday-Monday, 11 AM-5 PM, Colonels Row 403

The Holocenter’s exhibit includes six artists selected through an international competition, their works on display sculpted with light explore how memory, motion and images entwine. This weekend (including Monday!) will be the last days the exhibit will be on view, don’t miss it!

A Ribbon About a Bomb
Friday 3 PM, Saturday-Sunday 2 & 4 PM, Colonels Row 407B

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. Don’t miss the last three dates for this immersive performance.

Escaping Time: Art from U.S. Prisons
Saturday-Sunday, 12-5 PM, Nolan Park 6A

Escaping Time features over 200 works of art created by inmates within prison walls and is on view every weekend in October. Their artwork acts a vehicle to demonstrate the mental captivity inmates experience during their imprisonment. The exhibit aims to bring attention to the effects of mass incarceration.

Save the Date: The Hunt on Governors Island
Saturday, October 21, 12-4 PM, Islandwide, meet at Nolan Park

Join Urban Archive for a historical scavenger hunt on Governors Island! Come out and learn about the rich history of the Island as you walk through our Historic District. The event begins in Nolan Park with a round of cider, followed by the hunt. Prizes will be awarded to the first three teams to make it back to Nolan Park after finding all the photos!

Friends of Governors Island Gala
Thanks for your support!
Last week the Friends of Governors Island hosted their annual Gala, which honored the six leaders who helped transform the Island into a spectacular public space. Hosted on Governors Island and attended by over 500 guests, it was our largest fundraising event to date! Funds raised at the Gala will go toward ensuring Governors Island remains a vibrant shared space for all. See photos and watch the special tribute video.

Become a member in October and get two free months of membership!

This month only, become a member and get two free months of membership, including invites to exclusive off-season member events like our Fall Foliage Walk, Holiday Tree Lighting and Spring Member Preview Day! Join now!