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Temporary Construction Alert: Please be advised that several areas on Governors Island will be impacted throughout September due to the installation of Charles Gaines’s “Moving Chains” and the Longines Global Champions Tour. Click here for details.

Temporary Construction Alert: Please be advised that several areas on Governors Island will be impacted throughout September due to the installation of Charles Gaines’s “Moving Chains” and the Longines Global Champions Tour. Click here for details.

With 120 acres of open space, Governors Island is a natural haven for New Yorkers. At a time when New Yorkers need parks and open space more than ever, we're relying on generous supporters like you to help us care for the Island and make it a welcoming place for everyone. Join or renew your membership today!

Plus, members get great perks like free ferry rides, discounts at favorite Island eateries and activities, invitations to exclusive events and more!

Annual Membership Levels & Benefits

Friend Membership

$50

  • 1 membership card
  • Complimentary ferry ticket
  • Discounted bike rentals from Blazing Saddles
  • Admission to free members-only events like summer happy hours and special tours
  • Special discounts from select Island vendors, like Threes Brewing, Taco Vista, and more
  • Discount on Jazz Age Lawn Party tickets
  • Subscription to Island Insider Newsletter
  • 15% discount at the Welcome Center stores

*Students, Seniors, current and former military members eligible for 20% discount on Friend-level memberships purchased on-Island at our Welcome Center, with valid ID or email membership@friendsgi.org.

*IDNYC card holders are eligible for a complimentary Friend-level membership. Email membership@friendsgi.org to redeem.


Supporter Membership

$100

All Friend Membership benefits, plus:

  • Complimentary ferry tickets for you and your family (two adults and children under 12) plus two guests
  • Admission to members-only events for you and your family, plus two guests

Steward Membership

$250

All Supporter Membership benefits, plus:

  • Governors Island tote bag (new members only)

Leaders Circle: Partner

$500

As part of the Leaders Circle, Partners enjoy exclusive access to the Island and Island leadership with invitations to behind-the-scenes tours and unique events.

The Partner level includes all Steward Membership benefits, plus those exclusive to Leaders Circle:

  • Complimentary ferry tickets for you and your family, plus four guests
  • Invitations to Leaders Circle events like behind-the-scenes tours with Island leadership
  • Name listing on website
  • Two complimentary tickets to our annual Sip of Summer event

Leaders Circle: Navigator

$1,000

As part of the Leaders Circle, Navigators enjoy exclusive access to the Island and Island leadership with invitations to behind-the-scenes tours and unique events.

The Navigator level includes all Partner Membership benefits, plus:

  • Two complimentary tickets to our annual Sunset Soiree cocktail event
  • Reserved area (with your own Governors Island picnic blanket) at our Film Nights
  • Private golf cart tour with Friends staff
  • Name listing in annual report
  • Friend-level membership to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council




Leaders Circle: Discoverer

$2,500

As part of the Leaders Circle, Discoverers enjoy exclusive access to the Island and Island leadership with invitations to behind-the-scenes tours and unique events.

The Discoverer level includes all Navigator benefits, plus:

  • Private golf cart tour with Friends Executive Director, Merritt Birnbaum
  • Two complimentary Jazz Age Lawn Party tickets
  • Complimentary Supporter ($100) membership for a friend
  • Special Friend-level membership to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council



Leaders Circle: Pioneer

$5,000

As part of the Leaders Circle, Pioneers enjoy exclusive access to the Island and Island leadership with invitations to behind-the-scenes tours and unique events.

The Pioneer level includes all Discoverer benefits, plus:

  • Private party for you and five friends at Taco Vista
  • Private building tour with Trust for Governors Island leadership

Contact us to arrange payment by check.