Information on COVID-19

Visit our new Welcome Center!


We are excited to announce the opening of our new Welcome Center! Located behind the Welcome wall to the left of the Manhattan ferry landing, the Welcome Center serves as the information hub for Governors Island. Stop by to learn about all the activities the Island has to offer, including special programming and events for the day. Our friendly Visitor Services team is there to help. Made up of high school interns from our Harbor Internship Program and volunteers, our Visitor Services team will help orient you and answer any questions you have.

The Welcome Center also offers an array of Island essentials like sunblock, umbrellas, picnic blankets, snacks and beverages in addition to one of a kind Governors Island souvenirs and toys.

Loving your Governors Island experience? Become a member! Join online today or in-person at the Welcome Center. Governors Island members receive a 10% discount at the shop!

Operated by the Friends of Governors Island, all purchases at the Welcome Center support Governors Island. Learn about all the different ways you can support Governors Island.