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NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route is temporarily bypassing Governors Island through mid-February due to planned maintenance. During this time, Trust-operated ferries continue to run daily every half hour from 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Click here for schedules, tickets, and more info on getting to Governors Island.

NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route is temporarily bypassing Governors Island through mid-February due to planned maintenance. During this time, Trust-operated ferries continue to run daily every half hour from 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Click here for schedules, tickets, and more info on getting to Governors Island.

Gov­er­nors Island 2022 Year in Review

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Winter, spring, summer, and fall on Governors Island. Photos by Radhika Chalasani, Julienne Schaer, and Sean Jamar

The Trust for Gov­er­nors Island and the Friends of Gov­er­nors Island are excit­ed to release our 2022 Year in Review, a com­pre­hen­sive look at all of the incred­i­ble recre­ation­al resources, cul­tur­al mile­stones, cli­mate inno­va­tions, and ten­ant com­mu­ni­ty updates from the first full year that the Island was open to the pub­lic. Read on for high­lights, and thank you for mak­ing 2022 a year to remem­ber on Gov­er­nors Island. Click here to read the full report.

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Photo by Julienne Schaer

UNIQUE OPEN SPACE FOR EVERYONE

With 120 acres of open space, Gov­er­nors Island is known through­out New York City as an afford­able and acces­si­ble des­ti­na­tion—pro­vid­ing a year-round out­door oasis for near­ly one mil­lion vis­i­tors each year. In 2022, we wel­comed vis­i­tors from every sin­gle res­i­den­tial zip code in NYC, expand­ed fer­ry ser­vice and reached new audi­ences, pre­sent­ed a diverse cal­en­dar of events and pro­grams, and cel­e­brat­ed the Island’s land­scapes in every sea­son. Read more →

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Photo by Philip Greenberg

TRANS­FOR­MA­TIVE PUB­LIC ART & CULTURE

Gov­er­nors Island is one of New York City’s most dynam­ic cul­tur­al des­ti­na­tions. In 2022, the arts and cul­tur­al pro­grams pre­sent­ed by the Trust launched as Gov­er­nors Island Arts, and the pro­gram debuted two ambi­tious com­mis­sions — each years in the mak­ing — and host­ed a diverse selec­tion of sea­son­al Orga­ni­za­tions in Res­i­dence in Nolan Park and Colonels Row. Read more →

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Photo courtesy of Billion Oyster Project

INNO­VA­TION IN CLI­MATE & THE ENVIRONMENT

Gov­er­nors Island is com­mit­ted to tack­ling the cli­mate cri­sis head-on through research and edu­ca­tion. 2022 saw mon­u­men­tal steps for­ward in estab­lish­ing an anchor insti­tu­tion for the Cen­ter for Cli­mate Solu­tions on Gov­er­nors Island. Year-round ten­ants also made progress on long-time goals, includ­ing Bil­lion Oys­ter Project open­ing its first pub­lic shell drop-off site in Brook­lyn and the Urban Assem­bly New York Har­bor School announc­ing the expan­sion of its spe­cial­ty mar­itime and envi­ron­men­tal edu­ca­tion facil­i­ties. Read more →

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Photo by Gregory Gentert

A THRIV­ING COM­MU­NI­TY OF TENANTS

Gov­er­nors Island is home to a grow­ing com­mu­ni­ty cross-dis­ci­pli­nary ten­ants, each of which flour­ished in 2022. Low­er Man­hat­tan Cul­tur­al Coun­cil’s Arts Cen­ter at Gov­er­nors Island grant­ed artist res­i­den­cies and pre­sent­ed three exhi­bi­tions, QC NY opened their unique well­ness space, the Insti­tute for Pub­lic Archi­tec­ture host­ed new pro­grams and res­i­den­cies, Beam Cen­ter host­ed 400+ young New York­ers for an acces­si­ble sum­mer camp expe­ri­ence, and more. Read more →