Membership Benefits & Upcoming Events
Member promo codes for free ferry tickets
Governors Island members always ride the ferry for free. This season, all visitors, including members, will need to reserve ferry tickets in advance through our reservation system. In the promo code section members will be able to enter the promo code associated with their member level:
- If you’re a Friend-level member, your code is: GIMEMBER1
- If you’re a Supporter or Steward-level member, your code is: GIMEMBER2
- If you’re a Leaders Circle-level member, your code is: GILEADER
Discounted tickets to Sip of Summer on Governors Island, Wednesday, August 11, 6pm
Members enjoy discounted tickets to our after-hours summer cocktail party to benefit the Friends of Governors Island at Taco Vista on Wednesday, August 11. Learn more and RSVP. Use the code from the member newsletter or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your 20% off tickets.
Sunset Photography Tour on Friday, August 20, 6pm
On Friday, August 20, we’re hosting a special tour for members of the Island’s most photo-worthy spots.
On this tour — led by a long-time volunteer tour-guide and photography expert — you’ll learn the history of Governors Island and stop at the best spots for photo-ops along the way, ending at the Hills as the sun sets over the Statue of Liberty. Bring your camera (and if you’d like, any easy-to-carry equipment, like a tripod) so you can capture the views! Learn more and RSVP using the code from the member newsletter. Can’t find it? Email email@example.com)
Special Discounts for All Members
Show your member card at our favorite Island spots to receive a special discount. Check back for updates soon, as we’ll be adding more discounts!
Enjoy 10% off at Joe Coffee, Little Eva’s, Island Oyster, Taco Vista, Threes Brewing, The Meat Hook, Fauzia’s and Makina Cafe.
Enjoy $1 off at Melt Bakery, People’s Pops and Terry and Yaki.
Blazing Saddles: Enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free discount every time you ride!
Digital Member Card FAQs
How do I install my digital member card on my iPhone?
You should have received an email with the subject “Your New Governors Island Member Card.” Click on the Download button in the email. You’ll then see a preview of your digital member card. Click the Add to Wallet button.
After you’ve clicked Add to Wallet, you should see your member card; click Add at the top right of the screen to put the card in your wallet. And that’s it! The card will automatically go to your digital wallet. If you navigate to your Apple Wallet, you will now see your Governors Island digital member card among your other passes.
You should have received an email with the subject “Your New Governors Island Member Card.” Click on the Download button in the email. And that’s it! The card will automatically go to your digital wallet. If you navigate to your digital wallet, you will now see your Governors Island digital member card among your other passes.
What if I don’t have a smartphone?
Physical member cards are still available upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mailing address to have a printed member card sent to you. Due to the challenges of COVID-19, please allow three weeks for delivery.
With the new online ticketing system, how do I get my free ferry access?
To ensure proper social distancing on the ferry and on the Island, all visitors, including members, need to reserve their ferry ticket in advance online. All members have a promo code which allows you to reserve a ferry ticket for free.
You can find your promo code on the “back” of your digital member card. Go to your digital wallet. (If you haven’t yet installed your member card, see questions 1 and 2 above.) Click on your Governors Island Member Card. In the top right corner, you’ll either see a small circle with three dots or a small circle with an “i” in the middle - click that circle. Scroll down until you find: “Reserve your free ferry tickets using the code.” Enter this code in the Promo Code field on the timed ticketing payment page.
If you don’t have a digital member card and are awaiting your physical member card in the mail, please email email@example.com to request your promo code.
I just got the new membership card, but my membership expires soon - what do I do?
If your membership is due to expire, please visit our website to renew your membership - thanks in advance for your support!
What do I do if my name is spelled wrong or my member level is incorrect?
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll correct the issue within 72 hours.
My family member is on this membership account also, how can they receive the card?
If you’re an Android user, navigate to the back of the card (click the small “i” on the front) and use the “Share Pass” button to send the card to your secondary member.
For iPhone users, you will find the share icon at the top right of the digital card.
I downloaded my card but I can’t find it.
If you have an iPhone, the card will automatically download to Apple Wallet. Check the app for your new card (scroll through any cards that are already there — it may be hiding!).
I’m a Steward or Leaders Circle member and one of my perks is Early Access to the Island on weekends. How does this work with the new ferry ticket system?
Unfortunately, due to the challenges related to COVID-19, we are not able to offer Early Access this season. If you have questions or are interested in arranging a special tour in lieu of this perk, please email email@example.com for more information.
Questions about your membership?
Thanks for supporting Governors Island as a member!