Photo by Maria Baranova
Governors Island Arts
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.
- Saturday, September 30: 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm
- Sunday, October 1: 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm
- Friday, October 6: 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm (Rescheduled from September 29)
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.