Plan your next event on Governors Island!

The Island created for and by New Yorkers, Governors Island is New York City’s shared space for art and play. Individuals or organizations planning an event that requires reserved space or has production needs not covered by the Island’s existing public amenities must apply for a permit. The Trust for Governors Island offers several types of permits. Please select a permit category below for more specific information.

Please note - Permits for Public Programming and Food Vendors for the 2018 season are not currently being accepted. The proposal process for 2018 will open in early December, 2017. Stay tuned!

Permits are not required for small, informal gatherings that do not require reserved or private space, such as family reunions, picnics, or meet ups that take place when the Island is open to the public. Your group is welcome to come out to the Island during these days, pick a spot and enjoy all that the Island has to offer. Please see the GI Gatherings Permit for more information on small gatherings that require reserved space.

Permit Types