Corporate Events Permits

Bring your staff outing, employee appreciation day or board meeting to Governors Island; GI will provide the space, you provide the fun!

A permit is required to reserve space for corporate events on GI.

Please note:

  • All applicants will be charged a $26 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be granted a permit. 
  • Event dates and locations are only confirmed once all relevant paperwork has been received, signed and approved.
Sample Events that would require a Corporate Events permit:
  • Staff Picnics
  • Corporate Outings
  • Board Meetings
  • Office Field Days

Key Dates

All applications must be submitted at least 21 days in advance of the planned event or activity. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

All Completed Applications are Approved
February 17, 2017
Site Visits Begin
March 20, 2017
Public Season Begins
May 1, 2017
Public Season Ends
October 1, 2017

Available Hours

Corporate events can be held Monday-Friday during the public season and off-season pending availability. In 2017 the Island will be open to the public from May 1 to October 1. 

Monday - Friday
10 am - 6 pm

Available Spaces


Fill out the Corporate Event Permit application available below. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis however all applications must be submitted at least twenty-one (21) days in advance of the planned event. Once your permit has gone through the initial review process, TGI staff will be in touch to discuss your application within (2) weeks.


Additional paperwork, deposit and site fee are required to complete the permit application. GI staff will request the applicant to submit the below items:

  • Certificate of Insurance that meets TGI’s requirements 
  • Signed Permit Addendum document (provided separately)
  • Operational Plan (if applicable, outline provided separately) 
  • Security Deposit (TGI will let you know the amount within (2) weeks)
  • Site Fee Payment (TGI will let you know the amount within (2) weeks)

Once your permit has been approved TGI will reach out to discuss next steps, including scheduling a site visit/tour, and if applicable, confirming dates and locations/space assignments for the 2017 season.

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If you are not yet a registered user, you will be prompted to sign up before you can fill out the application.

Register & Apply For Permit


Have more questions before applying? Read through these FAQs, or check out our Rules and Regulations.

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.

Alcohol is only allowed in designated areas within the GI food court. 

Personal vehicles are not allowed. Permitted events/programs are allowed to pre-register vehicles for ferry access via the Governors Island ferry, the Coursen. 

Vehicles are not permitted for grilling, gathering or sports field use reservations.