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Friday, July 8, 2016

Governors Island

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The Hills Open July 19!

Be one of the first to visit The Hills on Governors Island, as we kick off a week of celebrations! Join us on July 19 for opening day, and experience NYC's newest views. Speaking of views, on July 20 for one day only, Governors Island will be open from Sunrise to Sunset. Don't miss this special opportunity to enjoy extraordinary glimpses of the Statue of Liberty, the boats and bridges of the Harbor and the Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey skylines. Plus, weekday ferries will be free to all from July 19-22! 


July 9th & July 10th, 12pm-6pm
It's time to bring out the wine glasses! Pinknic, the largest rosé-themed picnic and music festival in NYC comes to Governors Island. Come lounge on one of 4,000 rosé-hued blankets dotting the sprawling grounds. Bring your own picnic or pre-order our special Pinknic Baskets crafted by acclaimed chef Chris Santos. This event is ticketed. LEARN MORE

Euro 2016 Viewing Parties
Final Match Sunday at 3pm

The Euro Cup 2016 comes to close this week, concluding with the finals between France and Portugal on Sunday. Join Spontaneous Interventions (S.I.) this weekend in Nolan Park to watch the match, enjoy the beer garden, and experience a pop-up playscape by the Movement Creative. LEARN MORE

City of Water Day
Saturday July 16th, 11am-5pm

The Waterfront Alliance returns for its 9th annual City of Water Day next Saturday! Highlights of the day include free boat tours on all kinds of vessels, from tall ships to tugboats; free rowing, kayaking, paddle-boarding; and the highly anticipated Con Edison Cardboard Kayak Race. LEARN MORE

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Find us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and now Snapchat (govisland)! Read updates about programming, peruse news clippings and profiles, and see pictures of all the amazing things Governors Island has to offer! Be sure to use our hashtag #governorsisland when you visit so we can see your pictures and posts! Links to our pages are below.

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