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!
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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.
Last year, we recommended you explore Governors Island before it closed for the year.
With just 2 weekends before that time again, we, via our On the East River Ferry series, want to make sure you catch some of the Island’s great happenings.
Just hop on the E. 34th St. East River Ferry right next to Waterside Plaza, and try events and exhibitions you can enjoy with your kids:
Now in its 9th year, this fair “draws visitors into its world of expression, abstraction and narrative, with 100 solo exhibitions of painting, photography, sculpture, installation, sound and video art side-by-side throughout the sprawling lawns and historic houses of Colonels Row.”
A free immersive haunted house experience where “small groups will be invited in to explore 2 stories of the house to discover its dark history, and piece together the events that led to the 1989 disappearance of previous tenants, the Crowe Family.”
A play space, modeled after a junkyard, where kids can “imagine a world of their own making and shape their environment using an assortment of materials, tools, water, dirt, and things that others might describe as trash.”
Hauntings… Then holograms! “Explore holographic art – exhibitions featuring holograms, optical projections and experimental visual media”. Presented by the Center for Holographic Arts
Have a great weekend!