This Saturday (September 14th), take a day trip over to Governors Island to experience a Family Day celebrating Africa and the diaspora!
We’re just a week away from the brand new season at Governors Island!
Continue reading “Governor’s Island Opens Next Week!”
Governors Island springs to life on May 1st!
The Island bills itself as “The Easiest Way To Get Away”, and its new season (May 1 to October 31) spirits you away to a plethora of exciting and diverse programs.
“Kicking off the season, the Island will host several special events in May. On May 12, NYC Bhangra will celebrate the start of spring with Holi Hai, a free festival featuring traditional Indian and Nepali dance, music and celebration in a sea of color. For classical music lovers, Rite of Summer will host free concerts throughout the season, starting with performances in Colonels Row on May 19. Returning for its 14th year, the Friends of Governors Island will present its annual free Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 27, featuring live music, theatrical performances, storytelling, arts and crafts and hands-on education for families.”
Lots to do and explore at the Children’s Museum of the Arts Free Island Outpost, the HoloCenter and Rock, Mosquito and Hummingbird: A Pre-History of Governors Island.
And much more!
Ferries will be free opening week through May 6.
And beginning Memorial Day (the last Monday of May, May 28), there’s even extended hours on Fridays – staying open until 10pm.
Ferry your way to desserts!
If you haven’t taken the Astoria ferry, it stops at:
- Wall St./Pier 11
- East 34th Street
- Long Island City
- Roosevelt Island
To learn more about events and places you can get to via nearby ferries, take a look at the NYC Ferries blog: ferry.nyc/blog/
Now back to desserts:
It’s now their fourth fest in NYC! This one has exclusive desserts as well as “a savory Salt Bar to ‘cleanse your palette'” and you’ll also get “access to an outdoor deck on the water with panoramic views of Manhattan”.
We have that too – so if you bring back some desserts, you can enjoy them on the Plaza!