Tomorrow's GovIsland After Hours has been postponed to August 25 due to weather conditions.

Island Rules and Regulations

Please abide by the following rules and regulations on your visit to Governors Island:

  • No Smoking.
  • Pets are not permitted on the Island. Working dogs are permitted with appropriate documentation and a vest.
  • Alcohol cannot be brought to the Island (alcohol can be purchased and consumed on the Island in designated areas).
  • Grilling permitted; only in designated areas and by reservation ONLY, although visitors can bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • All visitors and packages are subject to search.
  • Visitors are not permitted to bring motorized vehicles or motorized bicycles to Governors Island.
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • The Trust for Governors Island reserves the right to deny access to the island at its discretion.
  • Fishing is permitted on Governors Island, but all visitors over the age of 16 must have a valid New York State fishing license. Fishing is catch and release only.
  • Do not deface or do any damage to property, trees, or anything on the Island
  • Do not enter secured buildings or off-limits areas.
  • Do not take anything from the Island.
  • Explosive, firearms, and weapons of any kind are prohibited.