Plan your next event on Governors Island!
The Island created for and by New Yorkers, Governors Island is New York City’s shared space for art and play. Individuals or organizations planning an event that requires reserved space or has production needs not covered by the Island’s existing public amenities must apply for a permit. The Trust for Governors Island offers several types of permits. Please select a permit category below for more specific information.
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Permits are not required for small, informal gatherings that do not require reserved or private space, such as family reunions, picnics, or meet ups that take place when the Island is open to the public. Your group is welcome to come out to the Island during these days, pick a spot and enjoy all that the Island has to offer. Please see the GI Gatherings Permit for more information on small gatherings that require reserved space.
Events, exhibitions and /or programs that will be free and open to the public during GI’s public season.
Private & Ticketed Events
Host your private or ticketed event on Governors Island! (Weddings included)
Bring your staff outing to GI; can be held during GI’s public season for a reduced site fee
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.
Gatherings & Grills
You can now reserve picnic tables or grilling stations for small gatherings on GI.