World Ocean Festival

Jun 4, 2017
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Picnic Point

World Ocean Festival, organized by The Global Brain Foundation and hosted by the City of New York, is a public event committed to raising the voices of people and organizations dedicated to protect the Ocean in advance of “The Ocean Conference” at United Nations Headquarters in June.

On June 4, World Ocean Festival will offer a free, public event on Governors Island in addition to staging an Ocean March – boat parade – in the waterways of New York Harbor.

World Ocean Festival Ocean Village will be located at the southern tip of Governors Island: Picnic Point. The Ocean Village will:

  • -be free and open to the public (no charge, no ticketing);
  • -offer activities for all ages (e.g. crafts, product demos, virtual reality experiences);
  • -feature conversations with the world’s leading experts in Ocean science, conservation and advocacy (to be announced); and
  • -offer views of the Statue of Liberty and the Ocean March as it rounds Governors Island mid-day.

For more information about the Ocean Village and the Ocean March, visit:

The World Ocean Festival is a public event hosted by the City of New York and organized by The Global Brain Foundation to raise peoples’ voices for the preservation and sustainable use of the Ocean (Sustainable Development Goal 14) in advance of the The Ocean Conference at United Nations Headquarters, on Instagram @WorldOceanFestival, and on Facebook @WorldOceanFestival.

Getting There