Haven't explored The Hills or cooled off in our Play Fountains yet? Now's the perfect time to visit as the Island is filled with art, performances, sports, and last but not least, ice cream! Don't let your summer get away from you!
#HillsGI Photo Winner!
We have our winner! Bill Harrison (@bill_harrison_official) took this Lion King-esque photo from the top of Outlook Hill! Thank you to the nearly 400 people who submitted their views of the Hills during our first week. Follow us on Instagram @governorsisland to check out our amazing finalists and keep sharing photos of your visit using #HillsGI and #governorsisland. MORE HERE
NYC Poetry Festival
Sat. & Sun. 7/30 & 31 from 11am-5pm
The NYC Poetry Festival showcases all the different formats, aesthetics and personalities of reading series, publications, and collectives in one place at one time. Itl creates branches between disparate poetry communities, artists and artisans by bringing poetry out of the dark bars and universities, and placing it in the sun.READ MORE
Sat. 7/30: Games at 11am & 1pm Baseball in the year of 1864! The game as it was once played: three hands dead, no gloves, no steroids and a time when gambling on professional sports was common. The Gotham Base Ball Club, established in 1852 and later to become the NY Giants in 1883, will play a double header on the Parade Ground next to Fort Jay. LEARN MORE
Harbor Internship Program
Goldman Sachs led an extremely successful career development and resume-building workshop for our Harbor Internship Program last week. Thanks to the caring Goldman Sachs volunteers, our high school students now feel even more confident about applying to schools and jobs in the future. READ MORE
Thank You to Our Interns!
This week the Trust for Governors Island bid farewell to our outstanding summer interns: Lucas Carmel, a sophomore at Pomona College, and Lawrence Wu, a senior at New York University studying sociology and organizational management. Lawrence and Lucas spent the summer with our Communications Department, playing an integral role in publicizing the opening of the Hills, community outreach, engaging with visitors on social media, and getting Governors Island on Snapchat! Thank you Lucas and Lawrence for your hard work this summer â€“ we will miss you!