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Governors Island is open for passive recreation. Ferry ticket reservations and face coverings are required. Read our COVID-19 Response.

Governors Island is open for passive recreation. Ferry ticket reservations and face coverings are required. Read our COVID-19 Response.

Partner with one of NYC's most vibrant destinations

Book your special day on Governors Island and enjoy everything this urban oasis has to offer: a unique, car-free, scenic getaway with ample room for social distancing. We welcome corporate partners to Governors Island for fun and rejuvenating employee events, to take part in impactful team-building volunteer activities and sponsor the Island’s popular public programs.

As New York City combats COVID-19, city residents need access to open space more than ever. Your company’s event directly supports the Friends of Governors Island’s efforts to make the Island a more beautiful and welcoming place for all New Yorkers this summer, and for years to come.

Ensuring Visitor Safety
The Island is following all recommended health protocols including ensuring ferry safety with reduced capacity, advance ticketing, social distancing, and masks required onboard. Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations are available around the Island, and food and activity vendors are also following increased safety protocols and social distancing guidelines.

Flexible Event Cancellation Policy
Due to COVID-19, an adjusted cancellation fee policy is in effect for 2020 events. In case of cancellation as a result of government restrictions due to COVID-19 that would materially impact the event, all fees will be refunded.Governors Island is delighted to welcome your company to this urban oasis in New York Harbor.

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Governors Island is the easiest way for your team to get outside and get away. Just eight minutes by ferry from lower Manhattan, the Island feels like a world away from the city with its lush landscapes, lively waterfront eateries and limitless outdoor recreation opportunities. Governors Island is now offering retreat opportunities for groups of 25 or less (larger groups may be accommodated, in accordance with state and city guidelines).

We’ll take care of all the details for a perfect outing
Our team will work with you to design a customized outing for your group, giving you insider access to the Island's best features. Governors Island’s 172 acres (equivalent to 75 square city blocks) offers expansive open space for social distancing and a safe team outing. Whether biking along seven miles of car-free paths,enjoying a fully-catered boxed lunch in the open air, or simply relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views, your team will feel like they've left the city behind as soon as they step on the ferry.

Your corporate event can be fully customized to ensure a fun, fulfilling and rejuvenating day outside. Governors Island is ideal for leadership trainings, corporate retreats, team-building exercises and company picnics.

Join like-minded companies who have held fun, engaging, team-building retreats on the Island.

More information: Governors Island Corporate Retreats


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Plan a volunteer day for your company on Governors Island and give your employees the opportunity to donate their time while enjoying fresh air and spectacular views. Governors Island is now offering volunteer opportunities for groups of 25 or less (larger groups may be accommodated, in accordance with state and city guidelines).

Let us curate your ideal volunteer day
Our team will work with you to design the perfect outing for your group, centered around a hands-on, team-building gardening project that will have a tangible impact on the Island’s landscapes.

With limited financial resources for gardening maintenance, we rely on volunteers to keep the Island’s landscapes lush and welcoming for all. Contributions for volunteer events are tax-deductible less the value of goods received, in accordance with New York State law.

Thank you to our corporate volunteer program partners:

Thank you to our corporate volunteer supporters:

More information: Governors Island Corporate Volunteering


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Become a Governors Island sponsor and align your brand with one of NYC’s most vibrant destinations.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Prominent brand promotion and diverse product sampling opportunities
  • Activation in front of an engaged audience of thousands per day
  • Unique hospitality experiences for your team and clients
  • Building goodwill with your stakeholders and customers

More information: Marketing Sponsorship Opportunities


Learn More

To learn more about corporate retreats, volunteering or sponsorship opportunities on Governors Island, contact: corporate@friendsgi.org