Help Governors Island grow
Become a Member or Join the Leaders Circle
Membership: Get the best of Governors Island by becoming a member!
Members get great perks like free ferry rides, invitations to members-only events, discounts on activities like Blazing Saddles and AdventuresGI and at Island eateries like Little Eva’s, Taco Vista, Island Oyster and more.
Leaders Circle: Be part of Governors Island's future as a vibrant public resource.
Leaders Circle members enjoy an insider's view of the Island's latest news and developments, and one-of-a-kind special events and benefits, including:
- Reserved area at "Escape in New York" Film Series
- Complimentary tickets to favorite Island events like the Vendy Awards and Jazz Age Lawn Party
- Private tours with Island leadership
Annual Membership Levels & Benefits
$50Expand for full benefits
- 1 membership card
- Season-long free ferry rides
- Discounted bike rentals from Blazing Saddles
- Admission to free members-only events like Insider Access tours
- Special discounts from select Island vendors, like Island Oyster, Taco Vista and more
- Discount on Jazz Age Lawn Party tickets
- Subscription to Governors Island Members E-Newsletter
- 15% discount at the Welcome Center stores
*Students and Seniors eligible for 20% discount on Friend Memberships purchased on-Island at our Welcome Center, with valid ID.
Your donation is fully tax-deductible.
$100Expand for full benefits
All Friend Membership benefits, for 2 adults and children under 18, plus:
- Free ferry rides for up to two additional guests per visit
- Governors Island water bottle (new members only)
The tax-deductible portion of your donation is $90.
Steward Membership with Early Hours
$250Expand for full benefits
All Supporter Membership benefits, plus:
- Free ferry rides for up to four additional guests per visit
- Early Hours: Enjoy the Island starting at 9am on weekends, June - August
- Governors Island tote bag (new members only)
The tax-deductible portion of your donation is $230.
Partner Membership with Early Hours
$500Expand for full benefits
All Steward Membership benefits, plus:
- One complimentary ticket to our annual Sunset Soirée cocktail party on June 4
- Additional Governors Island water bottle and tote bag (new members only)
The tax-deductible portion of your donation is $460.
Leaders Circle Navigator
$1,000Expand for full benefits
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 those exclusive to Leaders Circle:
- Free ferry rides for up to eight additional guests per visit
- Additional ticket to our annual Sunset Soirée cocktail party on June 4 (2 tickets total)
- Private golf cart tour with Friends Executive Director, Merritt Birnbaum, and catered picnic
- Reserved area at "Escape in New York" Film Series, with your own Governors Island blanket
- Name listing on website and annual report
The tax-deductible portion of your donation is $960.
Leaders Circle Discoverer
$2,500Expand for full benefits
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 President & CEO, Michael Samuelian
- Two complimentary Jazz Age Lawn Party tickets
- Two complimentary Vendy Awards tickets
- Complimentary Supporter ($100) membership for a friend
- Private party for you and five friends at Taco Vista
- Access to the Island during the winter months* (pre-arrangement required)
The tax-deductible portion of your donation is $2,460.
Please note: Memberships can be purchased via the govisland.com website or on-Island at the Welcome Center near Soissons landing on weekend days. Memberships are not available for purchase at the ferry terminals. Members must present their cards or a printed copy of a membership receipt to ferry terminal security in order to board the ferry for free. Benefits are valid only for the member named on the active member card and are non-transferable.
*Guest passes are for single-use admission
Governors Island Leaders Circle
- Abby Wise & Kevin Fedigan
- Adrianne, Kevin and Everett Ramstack
- Alyson and Chris Grasso
- Amy Reiss
- Ariella and Tal Golomb
- Betty Chen and Peter Coombe
- Edith Lillie Bartley
- Elisa Strauss and Marc Ricks
- Greta and Tony Mansour
- Jackie Snyder
- Kiki, Keetae and Erin Eunyoung Byunn
- Lauren Flicker and Julian Yap
- Lily Rose and Brian K. Glass
- Marc Treviño
- Martha Gallo and Charles Kerner
- Michael Bailey
- Patricia Debiaggi-Mones and Jameson Mones
- Robert A. Levine
- Sandra and Ken Lippman
- Sara Sprung and Charles Eldred
- Sharon Davis