Proposals and Rentals on Governors Island

With a range of public programming in the areas of arts and culture, education and outdoor recreation, there is always something new to discover on Governors Island. If you are planning a program or event that requires reserved space, please select a category below for instructions on how to submit a proposal or apply for a site permit.

  • Selection criteria include:
    • Fit or alignment with our vision to infuse the Island with dynamic arts and cultural programming, as well as educational opportunities in the arts, sciences and nature
    • Applicant’s track-record of producing and organizing other exceptional programs or events
    • Emphasis on public participation across diverse audiences
    • Engagement with the Island as a site, including its histories, local ecologies, architecture and relationship to New York City
    • Feasibility of the program based on the Island’s operational capacities and infrastructure.

Permit Types