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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.

Photo by Timothy Schenck

Oct 15, 2022
9:30AM-2PM
Governors Island - Governors Island - Liggett Terrace
Governors Island National Monument - Governors Island National Monument - Fort Jay

Learn all about what it takes to effec­tive­ly man­age the unique urban for­est on Gov­er­nors Island at For­est for All NYC’s first-ever City of For­est Day, fea­tur­ing a vol­un­teer project and a tree tour! Reg­is­tra­tion is live at the link below. 

Vol­un­teer Project

9:30 – 11am, start­ing at the Play Area near Liggett Terrace

Join the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island Hor­ti­cul­ture team for a vol­un­teer project to direct­ly stew­ard the Island’s trees! With over 120 acres of open space, we rely on vol­un­teers to help care for the land­scapes on Gov­er­nors Island. Vol­un­teers will pro­mote root health and sup­port our urban for­est through mulching, weed­ing, and rak­ing projects through­out the Island.

Reg­is­tra­tion is high­ly encour­aged to attend. Please wear appro­pri­ate cloth­ing for a vol­un­teer project. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Tree Tour

12pm, start­ing at the entrance of Fort Jay

Join Mal­colm Gore, Arborist at the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island, for a walk­ing tour to learn about the Island’s col­lec­tion of 3,000+ trees and the Trust’s Hor­ti­cul­ture team’s efforts to sup­port this diverse urban canopy. 

Reg­is­tra­tion is high­ly encour­aged to attend. Please wear appro­pri­ate cloth­ing and shoes for a walk­ing tour of Gov­er­nors Island.

City of For­est Day is pre­sent­ed by For­est for All NYC in part­ner­ship with the Parks and Open Space Part­ners: NYC Coali­tion, and NYC Depart­ment of Parks and Recre­ation. City of For­est Day is a day of activ­i­ties across the city to raise aware­ness of the impor­tance of the New York City urban for­est and the For­est for All NYC coali­tion, which Gov­er­nors Island is a mem­ber of.

Getting to Governors Island National Monument
5 Minutes from Soissons Landing 10 Minutes from Yankee Pier
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Oct 15, 2022
Saturday
9:30 AM — 2:00 PM
Governors Island - Governors Island - Liggett Terrace
Governors Island National Monument - Governors Island National Monument - Fort Jay