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 seasonal destination open to visitors from May to October. An award-winning park complements its dozens of historic buildings, year-round educational and cultural facilities, 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.