Summer is just around the corner and there's no better place to kick-off the season than Governors Island. Sit back and relax in Hammock Grove, check out our great weekend festivities for children and adults, or even get a sneak peek of The Hills. The first ferries leave Manhattan at 10:00 am and Brooklyn at 11:00 am â€“ weâ€™ll see you there!
Jazz Age Lawn Party
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 5pm It's here! Get ready to transcend time as the Island fills with picnicking flappers and fops, all dressed like the bee's knees. Show off your dance steps (or take a lesson!), sip vintage cocktails, enjoy live jazz performances, play carnival games, and check out the 1920s motorcars! This event is ticketed.LEARN MORE.
Saturdays & Sundays: 11am - 4pm Recently featured in The New York Times, this new playground brings a whole new defintion to play! Modeled after a junkyard, Play:ground lets children shape their environment using wood, metal, tools, water, dirt, and more! And don't worry parents, trained adult supervisors are always on site. LEARN MORE
Mini Golf Mini is the New Big!
Come play a round at the 9th annual, artist-designed FIGMENT Mini Golf course! Reversing the tradition of miniaturizing windmills, this year's theme asked artists to create big versions of small things. Mini Golf is open seven days a week and is always free. See more photos.
Make for The Hills!
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 a free hard-hat tour on Saturday, June 11, at 3pm. LEARN MORE Meet at Liggett Arch. Limited to 40 people on a first come, first served basis. Closed toe shoes required.