On the East River Ferry: Last Weekend for Family Fun on Governor’s Island!

Organic Growth by Izaskun Chinchilla. Figment 2015, Governor's Island Architects Source: newyork.figmentproject.org

Organic Growth by Izaskun Chinchilla. Figment 2015, Governor’s Island Architects Source: newyork.figmentproject.org

Next on our On the East River Ferry series, we suggest you hop on the E. 34th St. East River Ferry right next to Waterside Plaza, and take your family to Governor’s Island before it closes for the year this Sunday, September 27, 7PM. Here are the best things to do there this weekend!

Kids playing at Figment 2015. Source: kidonthetown

Kids playing at Figment 2015. Source: kidonthetown

At the top of the list: play like a child (and with your child) at Figment NYC, NYC’s best participatory art event. This year’s interactive projects include a minigolf course and a treehouse!

Earth Matters Compost Farm goat

Earth Matters Compost Farm goat. Source: inhabitat.com

Check out Earth Matter, a working compost farm on the south side of the island, where the whole family can learn how to compost–but the real reason to go? Adorable goats that you can actually take for walks–plus, chickens and rabbits to pet! Your city kid will love it.

Outlook Hill on Governor's Island. Source: ny.curbed.com

Outlook Hill on Governor’s Island. Source: ny.curbed.com

Speaking of earth, you can’t miss the opening preview of Outlook Hill, the new Governor’s Island earth mound 70 feet above New York harbor with incredible 360-degree views of the water and the Statue of Liberty. Outlook Hill will be open this weekend from 11AM-4PM.

Free Arts Outpost on Governor's Island, Children's Museum of the Arts. Source: cmany.org

Free Arts Outpost on Governor’s Island, Children’s Museum of the Arts. Source: cmany.org

Also make sure to take your kids to the Free Art Island Outpost where Children’s Museum of Arts Teaching Artists will lead your kids in free art-making workshops from 11AM-3PM. This is about much as a family can do in one day but if your kids still have energy to burn, there’s also the Hammock Grove climbing play area, cycling, sprinklers, kid-friendly food, and no end of ways to pretend summer isn’t over on Governor’s Island. We hope you have a great weekend!