Weâ€™ve been in denial about summerâ€™s end, but the time has finally come - this weekend is your last chance this year to experience all that Governors Island has to offer. Join us during our final week as we toast to an incredible season. Cross off your Island bucket list and check out this weekendâ€™s happenings, take a surrey ride, picnic on the lawn, wander through the historic buildings in Nolan Park, and donâ€™t forget to head for the Hills. Until next year!
LMCC Open Studios
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25, 12-5pm Building 110 Roam the studios of Lower Manhattan Cultural Councilâ€™s 20 artists in residence and experience a variety of in-progress and completed visual, literary and performing art works. MORE INFO
Saturday, Sept. 24, 12-5pm Colonels Row
32 teams will compete for top honors and bragging rights at the annual RECESS 2016 Lawn Bocce tournament. NEAPOLITAN PIZZA truck will be dishing out pizzas, plus there will be a beer + wine tent. Come hang while INTERMISSION deejays provide the afternoon musical soundscape. MORE INFO
African Film Festival Family Day
Sunday, Sept. 25, 11am-5pm Colonels Row Fun-seeking individuals of all ages are invited to enjoy an enchanting day of music, film, dance, storytelling and more free activitiesâ€” all celebrating Africa and the diaspora. A selection of African and Caribbean food and beverages will be available. MORE INFO
Sunday, performances at 1 and 3:30pm Commanding Officer's House Catch Brave New World Repertory Theatreâ€™s presentation of The Plantation, a bold new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard set in 1870 Virginia after emancipation and the Civil War. The performance was designed specifically for the Commanding Officer's House, migrating from locations in front, behind and inside. MORE INFO