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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Governors Island

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Happy July 4th Weekend!

It's finally here - that summer holiday made for kicking back outside with family and friends. Looking for a weekend getaway that's close to home? We'll be here all weekend! Grass, sun and hammocks included. See you at the ice cream truck!

Save Our Eagle!

Help us preserve Fort JayĆ¢€™s eagle sculpture by voting for Governors Island to win a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The $245,000 grant would help us restore the iconic eagle and stabilize its deteriorating surfaces. Celebrate the birth of our country by voting every day until July 5th!  VOTE HERE  

Storytelling Festival
Every Sunday 1-3pm, July 3rd to Sept. 4th

Brooklyn ARTery presents Governors Island's First Annual Storytelling Festival. Featuring world-renowned storytellers, puppet theater, musical performances and much more. Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of smiles and laughter! LEARN MORE

Euro 2016 Viewing Parties
June 24th - July 10th

The Euro Cup 2016 is heating up as it heads into the quarterfinals this weekend.Spontaneous Interventions (S.I.) will be showing UEFA Euro 2016 soccer matches as well as NYC FC matches. There will also be a bubble soccer tournament on the Parade Ground, so be sure to sign uphere. Tournament viewing schedule here.

2016 Gala Recap

Over 400 guests attended the Friends of Governors Island Gala: Picnic in the Clouds, on June 22nd. Honoring L. Jay Cross and Gale A. Brewer, the Gala was the most successful to date, raising more than $680,000 to support Governors Island! Check out some of the photos from the night here.

Check out many more upcoming events and exhibitions at

2016 Ferry Schedule
Don't miss the boat! Check the Brooklyn and Manhattan ferry times.
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