May 28, 2017
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nolan Park

Due to forecasted rain, Family Fun Day, originally scheduled for this Sunday, May 27 will be postponed to a later date. Stay tuned for updates.

Kick off an exciting summer on Governors Island! Family Fun Day celebrates the season’s opening and the Island’s playful nature and free-range attitude. All performances and activities are family-friendly and FREE to the public.

Improvise with Story Pirates, be amazed and inspired by Mario the Magician and his inventions, show off your mad dance moves to Grammy-winning Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets, march with Shinbone Alley Stilt Band, and goof around with Loony Toony the Clown!

Other performers and programmers include:

Face painting by Agostino Arts

Billion Oyster Project


Dysfunctional Collective

Earth Matter

Freestyle Family

Global Empowerment Theatre

The Homespun Merry Go Round

Puppet making with Lisa Abbatomarco

National Park Service

NYC Audubon


The Painted Cloud

Food by:

Blue Marble


GoGo squeeZ

People’s Pops

Perfect Picnic

Renegade Lemonade

The festival takes place in the Island’s historic district. With its open grassy areas, tall shady trees, and charming 19th century cottages, it’s the perfect place for watching the performances, playing games and ­picnicking!

Event Focus: art, music, theater, environmental education, outdoor games

Getting there
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier