Membership Benefits & Upcoming Events

Your guide to getting the most out of your Governors Island Membership!

Upcoming Events

Meet the Working Dogs of Governors Island


1:00-2:00pm, Parade Ground

Did you know Governors Island has an entire pack of furry friends dedicated to keeping the Island geese-free? Join us for a meet-and-greet with working dogs Max, Quinn and our newest pup, Chip and learn all about their training and work on the Island.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!

Early Access Hours

Steward, Soissons Circle and Admiral’s Circle members get exclusive access to the Island for morning pre-hours on the third Wednesday and Saturday of each month, June through September. Early Access hours are a great opportunity to get your work-out in before you start your work day–enjoy a run or bike ride along the Island’s 7 miles of car-free paths, or simply soak up the sun with these rare opportunities for silence and solitude.

Early Access Hours, 7:00am-10:00am:

June: 6/20 and 6/23

July: 7/18 and 7/21

August: 8/15 and 8/18

September: 9/19 and 9/22

Note: Ferries for Early Access Hours depart from the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan. Steward, Soissons and Admirals level members can show their membership cards at the security desk to board the 7:00am, 7:30am, 8:00am, 8:30am, 9:00am or 9:30am ferry to the Island. As always, ferry fare is waived for members!

*This benefit is offered only to Steward, Soissons Circle and Admiral’s Circle members. See full list of membership levels
Interested in upgrading your membership? Email

Special Member Discounts

Come to our second annual Pumpkin Point on Governors Island! Members get a free pumpkin!
October 20 + 21 and 27 + 28, Nolan Park

Show your member card at the below vendors to receive a special discount:


Enjoy 10% off at Little Eva’s, Island Oyster, Governors Island Beer Co., Taco Vista and Blue Marble Ice Cream.


Jazz Age Lawn Party tickets: Get $10 off General Admission tickets by using the special member promo code from the June e-newsletter. Can’t remember the code? Email

Mel’s Rink Ice Skating: 25% off skate rentals

Blazing Saddles: 1 time use complimentary bike rental, valid for cruisers or kid’s bikes

AdventuresGI: $2 off zip line rides, $1 off maze and Climbing Challenge, $2 off Adventure Combos