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Support the Critical Care for the Park Fund

Join as a member today

We rely on generous supporters like you to care for Governors Island's 120 acres of open space. Our parks and open space need your support now, more than ever before.

Funds raised will support our park maintenance staff in providing critical care for the Island’s landscapes, so all New Yorkers can enjoy the Island when we’re able to welcome you back to its shores this year.

Annual Membership Levels & Benefits

Friend Membership

$50

  • 1 membership card
  • Season-long free ferry rides
  • Discounted bike rentals from Blazing Saddles
  • Admission to free members-only events like our summer happy hours and special tours
  • Special discounts from select Island vendors, like Island Oyster, Taco Vista and more
  • Discount on Jazz Age Lawn Party tickets
  • Subscription to Island Insider Newsletter
  • 15% discount at the Welcome Center stores

*Students and Seniors eligible for 20% discount on Friend Memberships purchased on-Island at our Welcome Center, with valid ID.

Join or renew for $50

Supporter Membership

$100

All Friend Membership benefits, plus:

  • Season-long free ferry rides for you and your family, plus two guests
  • Admission to free members-only events for you and your family, plus two guests
Join or renew for $100

Steward Membership

$250

All Supporter Membership benefits, plus:

  • Governors Island tote bag (new members only)
Join or renew for $250

Leaders Circle: Partner

$500

As part of the Leaders Circle, Partners enjoy exclusive access to the Island and Island leadership with invitations to behind-the-scenes tours and unique events.

The Partner level includes all Steward Membership benefits, plus those exclusive to Leaders Circle:

  • Invitations to Leaders Circle events like behind-the-scenes tours with Island leadership
  • Name listing on website and annual report
  • Two complimentary ticket to our annual Sunset Soirée cocktail party
  • Governors Island water bottle
Join or renew for $500

Leaders Circle: Navigator

$1,000

As part of the Leaders Circle, Navigators enjoy exclusive access to the Island and Island leadership with invitations to behind-the-scenes tours and unique events.

The Navigator level includes all Partner Membership benefits, plus:

  • Free ferry rides and invitations to exclusive events for you and your family, plus four guests
  • Reserved area (with your own Governors Island picnic blanket) at our Film Nights (monthly, June - August)
  • Private golf cart tour with Friends Executive Director, Merritt Birnbaum, and catered picnic
  • Friend-level membership to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council



Join or renew for $1,000

Leaders Circle: Discoverer

$2,500

As part of the Leaders Circle, Discoverers enjoy exclusive access to the Island and Island leadership with invitations to behind-the-scenes tours and unique events.

The Discoverer level includes all Navigator benefits, plus:

  • Private building tour with Trust for Governors Island leadership
  • Two complimentary Jazz Age Lawn Party tickets
  • Complimentary Supporter ($100) membership for a friend
  • Private party for you and five friends at Taco Vista
  • Special Friend-level membership to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council


Join or renew for $2,500

Contact us to arrange payment by check.