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Ferry notice: Manhattan riders should expect longer wait times for the weekend of 8/8-8/9 due to a vessel out of service. Click here for more info.

Ferry notice: Manhattan riders should expect longer wait times for the weekend of 8/8-8/9 due to a vessel out of service. Click here for more info.

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Support Governors Island as a Member

With 120 acres of open space, Governors Island is a natural haven for New Yorkers. At a time when New Yorkers need parks and open space more than ever, we're relying on generous supporters like you to help us care for the Island and make it a welcoming place for everyone. Join or renew your membership today!

Plus, members get great perks like free ferry rides, discounts at favorite Island eateries and activities, invitations to exclusive events and more!

Annual Membership Levels & Benefits

Friend Membership

$50

  • 1 membership card
  • Season-long free ferry rides
  • Discounted bike rentals from Blazing Saddles
  • Admission to free members-only events like our summer happy hours and special tours
  • Special discounts from select Island vendors, like Threes Brewing, Taco Vista and more
  • Discount on Jazz Age Lawn Party tickets
  • Subscription to Island Insider Newsletter
  • 15% discount at the Welcome Center stores

*Students, Seniors, current and former military members eligible for 20% discount on Friend-level memberships purchased on-Island at our Welcome Center, with valid ID or email membership@friendsgi.org.

*IDNYC card holders are eligible for a complimentary Friend-level membership. Email membership@friendsgi.org to redeem.

Join or renew for $50

Supporter Membership

$100

All Friend Membership benefits, plus:

  • Season-long free ferry rides for you and your family, plus two guests
  • Admission to free members-only events for you and your family, plus two guests
Join or renew for $100

Steward Membership

$250

All Supporter Membership benefits, plus:

  • Governors Island tote bag (new members only)
Join or renew for $250

Leaders Circle: Partner

$500

As part of the Leaders Circle, Partners enjoy exclusive access to the Island and Island leadership with invitations to behind-the-scenes tours and unique events.

The Partner level includes all Steward Membership benefits, plus those exclusive to Leaders Circle:

  • Season-long free ferry rides for you and your family, plus four guests
  • Invitations to Leaders Circle events like behind-the-scenes tours with Island leadership
  • Name listing on website and annual report
  • Two complimentary ticket to our annual Sunset Soirée cocktail party
  • Governors Island water bottle
Join or renew for $500

Leaders Circle: Navigator

$1,000

As part of the Leaders Circle, Navigators enjoy exclusive access to the Island and Island leadership with invitations to behind-the-scenes tours and unique events.

The Navigator level includes all Partner Membership benefits, plus:

  • Reserved area (with your own Governors Island picnic blanket) at our Film Nights 
  • Private golf cart tour with Friends Executive Director, Merritt Birnbaum, and catered picnic
  • Friend-level membership to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council



Join or renew for $1,000

Leaders Circle: Discoverer

$2,500

As part of the Leaders Circle, Discoverers enjoy exclusive access to the Island and Island leadership with invitations to behind-the-scenes tours and unique events.

The Discoverer level includes all Navigator benefits, plus:

  • Private building tour with Trust for Governors Island leadership
  • Two complimentary Jazz Age Lawn Party tickets
  • Complimentary Supporter ($100) membership for a friend
  • Private party for you and five friends at Taco Vista
  • Special Friend-level membership to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council


Join or renew for $2,500

Contact us to arrange payment by check.