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Governors Island is now open to the public year-round, every day from 7am-6pm. Ferries run daily from Manhattan, click here to view schedules and book tickets.

Governors Island is now open to the public year-round, every day from 7am-6pm. Ferries run daily from Manhattan, click here to view schedules and book tickets.

Past Programs

Gov­er­nors Island is an extra­or­di­nary and unique des­ti­na­tion for trans­for­ma­tive pub­lic art, unfor­get­table events, cul­tur­al and edu­ca­tion­al pro­gram­ming, and recre­ation­al activ­i­ties for all ages. Each sea­son, Gov­er­nors Island hosts near­ly 100 pro­grams, exhi­bi­tions and activ­i­ties, pre­sent­ed by the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island, the Nation­al Park Ser­vice and the Friends of Gov­er­nors Island, as well as dozens of diverse orga­ni­za­tions from across the five bor­oughs and beyond. 

While Gov­er­nors Island is cur­rent­ly closed to the pub­lic until Spring, 2021, we invite you to explore high­lights from our 2020 sea­son below. There are plen­ty of dig­i­tal pro­grams and resources from Gov­er­nors Island and our com­mu­ni­ty of arts and cul­ture pro­gram­ming orga­ni­za­tions to explore on Gov­er­nors Island at Home. And explore works cre­at­ed by artists who par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Gov­er­nors Island Res­i­den­cy Ini­tia­tive in 2020, a pro­gram host­ed by the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island, the Low­er Man­hat­tan Cul­tur­al Coun­cil, and 19 cul­tur­al orga­ni­za­tions to pro­vide free work­space for artists and cul­tur­al prac­ti­tion­ers impact­ed by the COVID-19 pandemic.