Jun 4, 2019
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Party for a good cause!

Join us for a festive evening of creative cocktails, great company and a view of the sunset unlike anywhere else in NYC.

Come celebrate summer at this special after-hours event at Collective Retreats on Governors Island, the hottest new luxury camping destination in the city. Enjoy signature cocktails and a delectable, locally-sourced menu of light bites from the chefs at Amali. Featuring spirits by Coppersea, wine by Casillero del Diablo and beer by Brooklyn Brewery.

Event proceeds will help the Friends of Governors Island provide critical care for the Island’s landscapes, ensuring it remains a vibrant and welcoming oasis for all New Yorkers.

Get your tickets today

Want to make it a night to remember? Stay the night at Collective Retreats on June 4 and enjoy a luxury camping experience as part of the special discounted Sunset to Sunrise package, exclusive to Sunset Soirée guests. Discount code provided after ticket purchase.

This event is 21+

Ferry service generously donated by New York Water Taxi.

Info for guests attending Sunset Soirée

The event itself runs from 6:00-9:00 PM, and there are ferries every half hour (see schedule below). Please plan to arrive fifteen minutes prior to your desired ferry time in order to check-in before boarding. When you arrive at Pier 16, please look for the yellow New York Water Taxi banners and follow them down the pier to check in.


Event attendees must be on the guest list to board the ferry to Governors Island. If you are bringing guests and did not yet provide their names and email addresses, please send this info to events@friendsgi.org.


Departs Manhattan from Pier 16 (South Street Seaport)

Departs Governors Island

5:45 PM*

6:15 PM

6:30 PM*

6:45 PM

7:00 PM

7:15 PM

7:30 PM

7:45 PM

8:00 PM

8:15 PM (Last ferry to Governors Island)**

8:30 PM

9:00 PM

9:30 PM (Last ferry to Manhattan)

*Boarding closes 5 minutes prior to each departure time.

**Guests who arrive at Pier 16 after 8:10 PM will not be able to attend the event.

Weather: Sunset Soirée is on rain or shine! (Most of the party will take place in Collective Retreats’ lodge, which is tented.)

Sunset Soirée Host Committee

Hannah Blumenthal | Courtney Bernabei | Elizabeth Case | Sarah Cave | Lauren Flicker |

Jamie Joyce | Charlie Miller | Jameson Mones | Michael Tranter |

Sara Tranter | Darren Schluter | Julian Yap

Interested in sponsoring Sunset Soirée 2019? Please contact Jessica Wilson, Chief Development Officer at jwilson@friendsgi.org.