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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply by December 8 to see your designs carved to life at the 2024 Governors Island Ice Sculpture Show—no ice carving experience required. Click here.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply by December 8 to see your designs carved to life at the 2024 Governors Island Ice Sculpture Show—no ice carving experience required. Click here.

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September 30, October 1, October 6

All per­for­mances are free. Please reserve tick­ets at the link below. Click here to down­load the dig­i­tal program.

Cre­at­ed and per­formed by Modesto​“Flako” Jimenez, ¡Harken! is an immer­sive expe­ri­ence that guides vis­i­tors through the few pages of his­to­ry writ­ten about Juan Rodriguez. Also referred to as Jan Rodrigues, he was a black or mulat­to free man from Saint Domin­go (now the Domini­can Repub­lic) who trad­ed fur in 1609 for Dutch cap­tain Thi­js Vol­ckenz Mos­sel, the com­man­der of the Jonge Tobias ship explor­ing North Amer­i­ca for Its eco­nom­ic poten­tial after the Hen­ry Hud­son explo­ration. Join us and take in Rodrigues’s and Gov­er­nors Island’s lay­ered his­to­ry brought togeth­er thought poet­ry, guid­ed expe­ri­ence, and sto­ry­telling, offer­ing a look into humanity’s inter­min­gling of races and eth­nic­i­ties and who gets to author those stories.

Per­for­mance Schedule

  • Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 30: 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm
  • Sun­day, Octo­ber 1: 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm
  • Fri­day, Octo­ber 6: 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm (Resched­uled from Sep­tem­ber 29)
September 30, October 1, October 6