Proposals and Rentals on Governors Island
Please note that due to the effects of COVID-19, Governors Island’s public season opening has been delayed and access to the Island is limited to essential staff only. We are not currently issuing 2020 permits at this time. See more information on our COVID-19 response here.
Grilling stations will be available on a limited, reservation-only basis during the Island's 2020 season. Reservations are not currently being taken but will be made available soon. Please check back for more details.
With a range of public programming in the areas of arts and culture, education and outdoor recreation, there is always something new to discover on Governors Island. If you are planning a program or event that requires reserved space, please select a category below for instructions on how to submit a proposal or apply for a site permit.
Indoor Public Programs
The Trust for Governors Island provides space to arts, cultural and educational organizations for hosting independent exhibitions, performances, installations, screenings, workshops and more.
Outdoor Public Events
Outdoor events that are open to the public, whether free or ticketed. Examples include: outdoor festivals, temporary installations, performances, concerts and educational programs presented by an organization or institution.
Film & Photography
Permits are required for film and photo shoots – GI allows filming with a handheld camera and tripod during the public season/hours without a permit.
Site Rentals for Private Events
All private events, including weddings, corporate retreats, galas, staff outings and other gatherings and celebrations that are invite only.