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The Public Works Department Presents: Sanctuary City

through October 1
Saturdays, Sundays
Nolan Park

The Public Works Department presents Sanctuary City; a multi disciplinary offering of theater, music, and installation-based audio-visual performance. Join us for a wide array of immersive programming including: public workshops with street artists, the showing of new work from nine exciting New York City ensemble driven companies, monthly concerts on the grass and innovative site based performance art and expanded cinema productions. Contribute towards the library of empty books, come play in interactive light installations, or come join on the grass with a cup of tea and drone, noise, jazz, experimental electronic, ambient, and techno offerings amongst many other genres for desert.


This past weekend the Public Works Department opened Armory: The Library of Empty Books. Kids, teenagers, and adults became authors, writing their stories into blank journals lining our bookshelves. The Library will be open to the public all summer. At the culmination of this five month residency, it will be home to the multitude of the diverse voices that make up New York City. Come take part and be an author!



Whisperlodge will transform house 5B on the Island’s historic Nolan Park district into a minimalist spa. Part therapy and part immersive performance, six guides lead six guests through a series of treatments intended to calm the mind and bring awareness to the senses.

Whisperlodge: Governor’s Island is presented as part of a development residency with Public Works Department.


Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday closed
Saturday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Getting There
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier