! Alert

Temporary Construction Alert: Please be advised that several areas on Governors Island will be impacted throughout September due to the installation of Charles Gaines’s “Moving Chains” and the Longines Global Champions Tour. Click here for details.

Temporary Construction Alert: Please be advised that several areas on Governors Island will be impacted throughout September due to the installation of Charles Gaines’s “Moving Chains” and the Longines Global Champions Tour. Click here for details.

About

Gov­er­nors Island is a 172-acre island in the heart of New York Har­bor. Just min­utes from Low­er Man­hat­tan and the Brook­lyn water­front by fer­ry, the Island is a pop­u­lar and unique des­ti­na­tion with an award-win­ning park com­ple­ment­ed by dozens of his­toric build­ings, year-round edu­ca­tion­al and cul­tur­al facil­i­ties, a rich arts and cul­ture pro­gram and 22-acre Nation­al Mon­u­ment man­aged by the Nation­al Park Service.

Look­ing ahead, the long-term vision for Gov­er­nors Island focus­es expand­ing pub­lic access year-round by enliven­ing it with trans­for­ma­tive pub­lic art and cul­ture, extra­or­di­nary recre­ation­al and open space, and research and edu­ca­tion ded­i­cat­ed to address­ing the glob­al cli­mate cri­sis. With unpar­al­leled his­toric, nat­ur­al and water­front resources, Gov­er­nors Island will be acti­vat­ed as a year-round, vibrant, and con­stant­ly evolv­ing pub­lic place and resource for all New York­ers to enjoy.

Today three enti­ties act as stew­ards and advo­cates: the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island, the Nation­al Park Ser­vice and the Friends of Gov­er­nors Island.

See Gov­er­nors Island’s 2021 Year in Review here.