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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Governors Island

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Our Season Starts this Saturday!

Welcome the start of summer with a visit to New York City’s shared space for art and play. Join us for our opening weekend festivities, including an activity-packed Family Fun Day and sneak peek tours of the Hills. The first ferries leave Manhattan at 10:00 am and Brooklyn at 11:00 am – we’ll see you there!

Family Fun Day

Sunday, May 29: 11am - 4pm
Bring the kids for a day of art and play in historic Nolan Park, including improv with Story Pirates, amazing feats by Mario the Magician, art projects with Children’s Museum of the Arts and much more! All performances and activities are family-friendly and freeREAD MORE

Save the Fort Jay Eagle

Help us win $245,000 to preserve this iconic sculpture.
The sandstone eagle is a unique work of art from our country's founding. We’re competing for funding to save it from continued deterioration. Help #SaveOurEagle! It takes 20 seconds to vote at VoteYourPark.org/GOIS.  
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The Hills are Alive!

The Hills open July 19, but you can get a sneak peek tour!
Rising 25-70 feet, the Hills offer lush rolling landscapes, grassy overlooks, a permanent installation by artist Rachel Whiteread, and the tallest slides in NYC! Join us for free hard-hat tours May 28 & 29 at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. The first 2 tours each day will be led by Leslie Koch, President & CEO of the Trust for Governors Island. Meet at Liggett Arch. Limited to 40 people on a first come, first served basis. Closed toe shoes required. 

Jazz Age Lawn Party

June 11 & 12: 11am - 5pm
Transcend time to celebrate the music and zeitgeist of the Jazz Age at this 11th annual lawn party. Grab your parasol and your best flapper finery, show off your Charleston in a dance contest (or take a lesson!), sip vintage cocktails, enjoy live jazz performances and more! This event is ticketed. LEARN MORE.

Check out many more upcoming events and exhibitions on thegovisland.com website.

2016 Ferry Schedule
Don't miss the boat! Check the Brooklyn and Manhattan ferry times.
Volunteering
From gardening to welcoming guests, there are many ways to lend a hand!
Activities
Bike, play, eat, learn, discover... Plan your visit here.
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