Tomorrow's GovIsland After Hours has been postponed to August 25 due to weather conditions.


Children's Book Weekend

May 6, 2017 – May 7
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nolan Park

The Empire State Center for the Book will host a Children’s Book Weekend on May 6 & 7 to celebrate Children’s Book Week and the opening of the 2017 Summer Season of Governors Island. The event which will include fourteen authors reading stories from their books over the course of the weekend. The readings take place on the hour from 11am to 4pm at the Center for the Book’s pop-up site at house 4B in Nolan Park.

Authors including Jeff Baron, Melanie Hope Greenberg and Robin Newman will read from their books. Their books will be available for sale and autographing. Parents and childcare givers are encouraged to bring blankets to sit upon while the authors read from the house’s front porch.

Saturday, May 6

12:00 Christopher Browne

12:30 Elizabeth Upton
1:00 Jackie Azúa Kramer

2:00 Rowboat Watkins

2:30 Sergio Ruzzier
3:00 Jeff Baron

Sunday, May 7
12:00 Melanie Hope Greenberg
1:00 Robin Newman
2:00 Laurie Wallmark

2:30 Julie Gribble
3:00 Delores Connors

Getting There
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier