! Alert

Governors Island will be open from 7am-7pm on Monday, July 4, with ferries running from Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Soissons Landing area only will be open until 11pm—fireworks will not be visible from Governors Island. Click here for more.

Governors Island will be open from 7am-7pm on Monday, July 4, with ferries running from Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Soissons Landing area only will be open until 11pm—fireworks will not be visible from Governors Island. Click here for more.

The Easiest Way To Get Away

Governors Island is a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor. It’s only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. It is a world unto itself, unique and full of promise.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Charles Gaines's The American Manifest

The American Manifest, a new series of sculptural, performance, and installation works, will contend with ongo­ing lega­cies of colo­nial­ism and racial capitalism through an unfolding in three parts starting this summer— first in Times Square, then on Gov­er­nors Island, and finally traveling to Cincin­nati. Presented by Governors Island Arts, Creative Time, and Times Square Arts.

Click here to read the full announcement.