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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Governors Island

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School is back in session and the air may be feeling more crisp, but there’s still time to cross a Governors Island visit off your bucket list before we close for the season! Enjoy one of the last weeks of our season by exploring theGovernors Island Art Fair and many more ongoing exhibits, climbing up the Hills, getting spooked in a haunted house, and much more.

Mayor de Blasio Announces New Governors Island President

We are delighted to welcome Michael Samuelian as the new President of the Trust for Governors Island! Samuelian will bring his diverse experience in public and private urban design, planning and development to support the development of Governors Island as a year-round destination for recreation, innovation and culture. READ MORE

NY Harbor Regatta

Friday, September 16

Don’t miss NYC’s ultimate waterfront party – all to benefit the NY Harbor School programs & Billion Oyster Project! Hundreds of sailors and spectators will convene for a terrific day on the water, followed by a harbor side bash at Governors Beach Club. MORE INFO & TICKETS

A Haunted Encounter

House 7A, Nolan Park
Weekends in September
Tours run 12-6pm

Ever feel like the historic houses on Governors Island might be haunted? Get into the Halloween spirit early and explore two stories of House 7A to discover its dark history, and piece together the events that led to the 1989 disappearance of previous tenants, the Crowe Family. MORE INFO

Race and Revolution

House 8A, Nolan Park, through Sept. 25
How have Native and African Americans been written out of American history, and what does this mean to contemporary political and social ideologies? This group art show addresses this question through original works that respond to historical documents, bridging the conversation of race in America to the present. MORE INFO

The Vendy Awards

September 17, 12:30-5pm
Come out for the annual competition to determine the “best of the best” in street food. Attendees will get to sample food from this year’s 25 publicly nominated vendors and help pick the People’s Choice Award winner. All proceeds benefit The Street Vendor Project.

SCA Find Your Park
Day of Service 

On September 10, the Student Conservation Association gathered over 300 volunteers to commemorate the events of 9/11 with a Day of Service on Governors Island. Together they helped build new garden beds, nurseries, and tool sheds, cleared weeds, constructed oyster cages, and cleaned the Island’s historic forts. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS

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2016 Ferry Schedule
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