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Your last weekend on GI will be a little spooky


What a season we’ve had! If you haven’t made the trip to Governors Island yet, this weekend is your last chance of the year. We’re bringing the spooky fun to you in celebration of Halloween. Get dressed up and board the ferry for trick-or-treating, pumpkin picking, exhibit exploring and taking in the views. We close on October 31, so don’t miss the chance to visit!

Saturday, 2-5 PM, Nolan Park
Calling all ghouls, goblins, princesses and witches - put on your most creative costumes and experience the rare chance to trick or treat from house to house in New York City! Our exhibitors and spooky friends will be stationed at the historic houses of Nolan Park to hand out candy to kids, families and the young at heart. Free and open to the public.

Pumpkin Point
Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM-5 PM, Pumpkin (Picnic) Point
If you missed our pumpkin patch of over 2,000 pumpkins last weekend - don’t fret, it’s open this weekend too! Pick your very own pumpkin, take a hayride around the Hills, sip cider and snack on ghoulish treats from Little Eva’s. Children’s Museum of the Arts will provide free pumpkin painting and there will be live folk music from Brooklyn’s own Jalopy Theatre! Share your photos using #PumpkinPoint. Members get a free pumpkin! Not a member? Join today!

Tickets still available for Night of 1,000 Jack O’Lanterns!
Thursday-Saturday & Monday, October 26-28 & 30*, 5-10 PM, Colonels Row
*Sunday postponed to Monday due to rain*
We’re going to light up New York Harbor this weekend starting tonight! Come see more than 1,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns carved by artists, live carving demonstrations, and take home your own pumpkin at this truly unique jack o’lantern jaunt. Only a few tickets left! Get yours now.

Laboratorium performances
Saturday, 1 & 3 PM: Theatre Mash Up: Children are Terrifying
Saturday, 5 PM: Once Upon a Midnight Dreary
Sunday, 12:30 PM: Laboratorium Showcase
Nolan Park 11

Each week, a different playwright and director from Rising Sun have developed and performed new plays free for the public! This weekend will include the Laboratorium Showcase, featuring ten minute selections of all the scripts developed over their 12 week residency on Governors Island.

Rock, Mosquito and Hummingbird: A Prehistory of Governors Island
Daily through October 31, 10 AM-4:30 PM, Fort Jay National Monument
Explore this winding sculptural installation inside the magazine of historic Fort Jay! This work by artist David Brooks digs down to the core of Governors Island, exposing the strata of history of this floating rock in New York Harbor. Free and open to the public, this installation is open every day until October 31.

Only on Governors Island
Don’t forget about all the activities that you can only experience on GI! This means there’s still one weekend of ziplining, relaxing in hammocks, the teaching garden & compost center, biking on car-free streets, the longest slide in NYC, bird walks with NYC Audubon, sightseeing from the Hills and walking tours!

Art and Exhibitions on GI

Who Cares? A.I.R. Gallery | Nolan Park 4A, Saturday & Sunday, 12-5 PM
Dysfunctional Collective | Nolan Park 8B, Saturday & Sunday, 12-5 PM
NYC Audubon Exhibits | Nolan Park 17, Thursday-Sunday, 11 AM- 5 PM
Billion Oyster Project Exhibit | Nolan Park 16, Friday-Sunday, 10 AM-5 PM
Escaping Time: Art from U.S. Prisons | Nolan Park 6A, Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM-5 PM

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!