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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.

We're now accepting proposals for public programs and events in 2018!

With a range of public programming in the areas of arts and culture, science and environmental education, and outdoor recreation, there is always something new to discover on Governors Island. Individuals or organizations planning a program or event on Governors Island in 2018 and beyond are now invited to submit a proposal for a Public Program, or apply for a site rental or reservation! Free space is available to organizations who produce programs that are free and open to the public. Read more and apply now.