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Indoor spaces offering public programs & galleries on Governors Island require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with the Key to NYC Executive Order. Click here to review all health & safety protocols prior to your visit.

Indoor spaces offering public programs & galleries on Governors Island require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with the Key to NYC Executive Order. Click here to review all health & safety protocols prior to your visit.

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
  • Marketing Sponsorships
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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 and company picnics. Book your event today!

More information: Governors Island Corporate Retreats


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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.

More information: Governors Island Corporate Volunteering


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Become a Governors Island sponsor and align your brand with one of NYC’s most vibrant destinations.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Prominent brand promotion and diverse product sampling opportunities
  • Activation in front of an engaged audience of thousands per day
  • Unique hospitality experiences for your team and clients
  • Building goodwill with your stakeholders and customers

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 2021 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.