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Late Nights at Governors Island To Start July 2


© Bruce Monroe

If you’re looking for evening activities this Friday and Saturday, look no further—summer late nights at Governors Island kick off on Friday, July 2! Hop on an evening ferry and explore everything the Island’s 120 acres have to offer, all while enjoying unparalleled New York City sunset views.

Governors Island will be open until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays through Labor Day, with additional ferry service from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street in Manhattan. Click here for ferry schedules and to book ferry tickets.

There will be plenty to see, eat, and do during these extra hours. Visitors will have their pick of delicious food and beverages—think brick oven pizza, tacos, oysters, Ethiopian and Eritrean fare, ice cream sandwiches and more. Late night food vendors include:

  • Island Oyster
  • Pizza Yard
  • Taco Vista
  • Makina Café
  • Little Eva’s
  • Sea Biscuit
  • Threes Brewing & The Meat Hook
  • Melt Bakery
  • Kimchi Taco
  • Mai Bpen Rai Papaya Salads
  • Malai Ice Cream (Saturdays only)
  • Terry & Yaki

Bicycle rentals & special activities from Blazing Saddles will also be available until sunset on these Fridays and Saturdays, and select arts and cultural programming will also participate: West Harlem Art Fund’s indoor and outdoor exhibitions will be open until 9 p.m. on July 23, July 30, August 6 and August 20; Pratt Institute’s Graduate Architecture & Urban Design (GAUD) program’s exhibit will be open late on July 16 with an opening celebration; Open House New York and Gesso are holding a self-guided audio tour on July 16; and Not for Nutten is on view in the Battery Maritime Building during all late night hours.

Additional late-night vendors, programs and activities will continue to be announced throughout the summer.


Late night ferry service to Governors Island ferries will run until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays between the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street in Manhattan and Soissons Landing on the Island. Click here to view the expanded schedule and reserve your tickets.

Visitors must reserve ferry tickets in advance of their trip to Governors Island, and face coverings are required while boarding and riding ferries. Governors Island ferries are always free for children 12 and under, seniors 65 and up, residents of NYCHA housing, IDNYC holders, current and former military servicemembers and Governors Island members. There is no surcharge for bicycles or strollers at any time. The Trust also offers waived fares for non-profit community-based organizations, youth camps, and senior centers throughout New York City. To inquire about group visits, organizations may email groupvisits@govisland.org.