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Members get great perks like free ferry access, a free bike rental, discounts at on-Island vendors and invites to members-only events.
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Annual Membership Levels & Benefits
$50Expand for full benefits
- 1 membership card
- Season-long free ferry access
- One-time free bike rental from on-Island partner, Blazing Saddles
- Admission to free members-only events like Member Preview Day and the Holiday Tree Lighting
- Special discounts from select Island vendors
- Subscription to Governors Island Members E-Newsletter
- 10% discount at the Welcome Center store
*Students and Seniors eligible for 20% discount on Individual Memberships purchased on-Island at our Welcome Center, with valid ID.
Your donation is fully tax-deductible.
$100Expand for full benefits
All Individual Membership benefits but for 2 adults and children under 18, plus:
- Additional one-time free bike rental from Blazing Saddles (2 bikes total)
- Governors Island water bottle
The tax-deductible portion of your donation is $90.
Soissons Circle Membership
$500Expand for full benefits
All Steward Membership benefits, plus:
- Priority ferry boarding with advance notice
- Private golf cart tour of the Island (up to three people), led by the Friends’ Executive Director, Merritt Birnbaum**
- Additional Governors Island water bottle and tote bag
The tax-deductible portion of your donation is $460.
Admirals Circle Membership
$1,000Expand for full benefits
All Soissons Circle Membership benefits, plus:
- 2 additional guest passes (6 total)*
- Your name listed on the Governors Island website sponsor page
- Private insider tour of select Governors Island historic buildings, led by Trust for Governors Island President, Michael Samuelian**
- Admiral’s Picnic Package: A pre-set picnic lunch for up to 6 people, catered by Island partner, Perfect Picnic**
The tax-deductible portion of your donation is $960.
Please note: Memberships can be purchased via the govisland.com website or on-Island at the Welcome Center near Soissons landing on weekend days. Memberships are not available for purchase at the ferry terminals. Members must present their cards or a printed copy of a membership receipt to ferry terminal security in order to board the ferry for free. Benefits are valid only for the member named on the active member card and are non-transferable.
*Guest passes are for single-use admission
Admirals Circle Members
- Adrianne, Kevin and Everett Ramstack
- Ariella and Tal Golomb
- Betty Chen and Peter Coombe
- Christopher and Amanda Timchak
- Edith Lillie Bartley
- Greta and Tony Mansour
- Jackie Snyder
- Jameson Mones and Patricia Debiaggi-Mones
- Julian Yap
- Kathy and Steven Alecia
- Lily Rose and Brian K. Glass
- Lisa Ackerman
- Marc Ricks and Elisa Strauss
- Michael Bailey
- Robert A. Levine
- Sara Sprung and Charles Eldred