! Alert

Due to excessive heat this weekend, we encourage you to take precautions, bring plenty of water to Governors Island and to stay hydrated.

If you’re not feeling well, visit our first aid station at Soissons Landing or contact Island security at 212-809-3299.

Please note that due to the heat, program hours and events may be changed or canceled.

Due to excessive heat this weekend, we encourage you to take precautions, bring plenty of water to Governors Island and to stay hydrated.

If you’re not feeling well, visit our first aid station at Soissons Landing or contact Island security at 212-809-3299.

Please note that due to the heat, program hours and events may be changed or canceled.

Help Governors Island grow

Become a Member or Join the Leaders Circle

Help us care for the urban forest in Hammock Grove by becoming a member during our June member drive. We need 115 members to join by June 24 to ensure the health and beauty of Hammock Grove all summer long. Join us!

Members get great perks like free ferry rides, invitations to members-only events, discounts on activities like Blazing Saddles and AdventuresGI and at Island eateries like Little Eva’s, Taco Vista, Island Oyster and more.

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 hour series on June 14, July 12 and August 9
  • Special discounts from select Island vendors, like Island Oyster, Taco Vista and more
  • Discount on Jazz Age Lawn Party tickets
  • Subscription to Governors Island Members E-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, for 2 adults and children under 18, plus:

  • Free ferry rides for up to two additional guests per visit
  • Governors Island water bottle (new members only)
Join or renew for $100

Steward Membership with Early Hours

$250

All Supporter Membership benefits, plus:

  • Free ferry rides for up to four additional guests per visit
  • Early Hours: Enjoy the Island starting at 9am on weekends, June - August (Early Hours ferries depart from the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan)
  • Governors Island tote bag (new members only)
Join or renew for $250

Partner Membership with Early Hours

$500

All Steward Membership benefits, plus:

  • Early Hours: Enjoy the Island starting at 9am on weekends, June - August (Early Hours ferries depart from the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan)
  • One complimentary ticket to our annual Sunset Soirée cocktail party on June 4
  • Additional Governors Island water bottle and tote bag (new members only)
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 those exclusive to Leaders Circle:

  • Reserved area (with your own Governors Island picnic blanket) at our Film Nights on June 14, July 12 and August 9
  • Early Hours: Enjoy the Island starting at 9am on weekends, June - August (Early Hours ferries depart from the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan)
  • Free ferry rides for up to eight additional guests per visit
  • Additional ticket to our annual Sunset Soirée cocktail party on June 4 (2 tickets total)
  • Private golf cart tour with Friends Executive Director, Merritt Birnbaum, and catered picnic
  • Monthly Leaders Circle happy hour
  • Name listing on website and annual report
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:

  • Early Hours: Enjoy the Island starting at 9am on weekends, June - August (Early Hours ferries depart from the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan)
  • Private building tour with Trust for Governors Island leadership
  • Two complimentary Jazz Age Lawn Party tickets
  • Two complimentary Vendy Awards tickets
  • Complimentary Supporter ($100) membership for a friend
  • Private party for you and five friends at Taco Vista
  • Access to the Island during the winter months (pre-arrangement required)
Join or renew for $2,500

Contact us to arrange payment by check.


Please note: Memberships can be purchased via the govisland.org website or on-Island at the Welcome Center near the Manhattan and Brooklyn ferry landings. 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.