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Friday, July 15, 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. On July 20, for one day only, Governors Island will be open from Sunrise to Sunset. Weekday ferries will be free to all from July 19-22! 

#HillsGI Photo Contest

Win a private tour of the Hills!
The Hills open Tuesday and we want to see your views! Post a photo on Instagram, use the hashtag #HillsGI, and tag us with @governorsisland. One lucky contestant will win a private morning tour of the Hills before the Island opens to the public, and four runners up will receive Governors Island Map Tote bags. All finalists will be featured on our website and Instagram. GET SNAPPING!

City of Water Day
Saturday July 16th, 10am-4pm

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's City of Water Day is a free, family-oriented celebration of the world-class potential of the NY and NJ waterfront. 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.

Dysfunctional Collective
Sat. & Sun. at 12:30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

The Dysfunctional Collective turns House 8B in Nolan Park into a grab box of art, poetry, dance, theater and song. Each week new works will be offered. Stop by weekends between 12-5pm to see photos and artwork from local artists. Have your picture snapped, hear a song, see a short play and explore the house with us. LEARN MORE.

Volunteers keep us blooming!

Corporate Team Volunteering is essential to maintaining the Island’s lush landscapes. Thank you to all our corporate partners for your green thumbs, your elbow grease and your enthusiasm. A special shout-out to trailblazers American Express and Bloomberg L.P. for leading the charge – we love getting our hands dirty with you! READ MORE.

Terry Williams, 1964-2016

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved friend and colleague, Terry Williams. As Vice President for Facilities and Operations, Terry was our right hand, our left hand and our soul. The Trust for Governors Island is dedicating the Hills’ ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, July 19th to his memory.

Check out many more upcoming events and exhibitions at

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