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Click here for Memorial Day Weekend 2022 updates, schedules & visitor information.

Click here for Memorial Day Weekend 2022 updates, schedules & visitor information.

Corporate Opportunities

Gov­er­nors Island wel­comes cor­po­rate part­ners for fun and reju­ve­nat­ing employ­ee engage­ment events, impact­ful team-build­ing vol­un­teer activ­i­ties and oppor­tu­ni­ties to spon­sor the Island’s pop­u­lar pub­lic programs.

Equi­table open spaces are key to New York City’s recov­ery. The Friends of Gov­er­nors Island wel­comes you to part­ner with us to make the Island a more beau­ti­ful and wel­com­ing place for all New York­ers this sum­mer, and for years to come. Join us for:

  • Out­door Team Retreats
  • Employ­ee Vol­un­teer Days

Just eight minutes by ferry from lower Manhattan, Governors Island feels like a world away from the city with its lush landscapes, lively waterfront eateries and limitless outdoor recreation opportunities. At 172 acres (equivalent to 75 square city blocks), the Island offers expansive open space to gather safely.

We’ll take care of all the details for a perfect outing
Our team will work with you to design a customized outing for your group, giving you insider access to the Island's best features, like:

  • bikes for enjoying 7 miles of car-free paths
  • fully-catered picnic experience
  • customized tours
  • games and activities, like an Island-wide scavenger hunt

The Island is ideal for leadership trainings, corporate retreats, team-building exercises, company picnics and Holiday parties. Book your event today!


Give your employees the opportunity to donate their time while enjoying fresh air and spectacular views.

Let us curate your ideal volunteer day
Our team will work with you to design the perfect outing for your group, centered around a hands-on, team-building gardening project that will have a tangible impact on the Island’s landscapes.

With limited financial resources for gardening maintenance, we rely on volunteers to keep the Island’s landscapes lush and welcoming for all. Contributions for volunteer events are tax-deductible less the value of goods received, in accordance with New York State law. Book your volunteer day.

Learn More

To learn more about corporate retreats, volunteering or sponsorship opportunities on Governors Island, contact: corporate@friendsgi.org

Ensuring Visitor Safety
The Island is following all recommended health protocols including ensuring ferry safety with reduced capacity, advance ticketing, social distancing, and masks required onboard. Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations are available around the Island, and food and activity vendors are also following increased safety protocols and social distancing guidelines.

Flexible Event Cancellation Policy
Due to COVID-19, an adjusted cancellation fee policy is in effect for 2022 events. In case of cancellation as a result of government restrictions due to COVID-19 that would materially impact the event, all fees will be refunded.