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Visit our New Welcome Center at Yankee Pier


Did you know Governors Island now has two Welcome Centers? Memorial Day Weekend we opened a second Welcome Center near the Brooklyn Ferry Landing. Located at Yankee Pier, the new Yankee Welcome Center will be open on weekends from 10AM-5PM to greet our Brooklyn visitors. Stop by to get the latest updates on what’s happening on the Island, ask directions and stock up on snacks, drinks and souvenirs! You can also pick up Island essentials like sunblock, picnic blankets, hats, sweatshirts and sunglasses! Our original Welcome Center, located at the top of the staircase at Soissons Landing, is open Wednesday-Sunday, from 10am-5pm.

Both Welcome Centers are staffed by our friendly Visitor Services team, which includes high school interns from our Harbor Internship Program, as well as our Island Ambassador volunteers.

The Harbor Internship program offers students from Governors Island’s own New York Harbor School and the School for Green Careers formative paid work experience and career development in an idyllic setting. These bright, motivated young people work alongside our staff to provide general information, manage sales and offer their personal recommendations to visitors. Stop by to say hello! They’ll help orient you and tell you all about the fun activities happening on the Island, including special programming and events of the day.

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

The Friends of Governors Island would like to thank our supporters, Bloomberg LP, Con Edison, Hyde & Watson Foundation and The Pinkerton Foundation, for making the Welcome Centers and the Harbor Internship Program possible.