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NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route is temporarily bypassing Governors Island through mid-February due to planned maintenance. During this time, Trust-operated ferries continue to run daily every half hour from 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Click here for schedules, tickets, and more info on getting to Governors Island.

NYC Ferry’s South Brooklyn route is temporarily bypassing Governors Island through mid-February due to planned maintenance. During this time, Trust-operated ferries continue to run daily every half hour from 10 South Street in Lower Manhattan. Click here for schedules, tickets, and more info on getting to Governors Island.

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Jul 16, 2022, Aug 20, 2022, Sep 10, 2022
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Lawn

Don’t miss the 11th sea­son of the Rite of Sum­mer Music Fes­ti­val, tak­ing place Sum­mer 2022 on Gov­er­nors Island. Rite of Sum­mer will present four free out­door con­certs from May through Sep­tem­ber. Rite of Sum­mer shows will be pre­sent­ed twice the same day, at 1pm and 3pm, in Nolan Park for each respec­tive date. 

May 21: Piano sex­tet Grand Band per­forms New York Keys fea­tur­ing works of four New York com­posers, includ­ing a world pre­mière by Grand Band mem­ber Eri­ka Dohi, and, for his 85th birth­day cel­e­bra­tion, an orig­i­nal arrange­ment of Philip Glass’s Part 9 from his ground­break­ing Music in Twelve Parts, Julius Eastman’s Gay Gueril­la and Paul Kerekes’s bloom.

July 16: Vio­lin­ist Cur­tis Stew­art per­forms of Love:, a set of works to cher­ish all the time we live through. of Love fea­tures music of Alice Coltrane, Johannes Brahms, Greek Folk Tunes, Duke Elling­ton, Hen­ry Pur­cell, The Killers, Bill With­ers, JS Bach, Kendrick Lamar/​Thundercat, and Cur­tis Stewart. 

August 20: The West­er­lies per­form Brass Roots: Amer­i­can Folk Tra­di­tions, fea­tur­ing music of Woody Guthrie, the Gold­en Gate Quar­tet, John Prine, and Judee Sill heard anew, along­side works by com­posers whose use of folk melodies tran­scend­ed their time, from the sophis­ti­ca­tion of Duke Elling­ton to the bold imag­i­na­tion of Charles Ives. 

Sep­tem­ber 10: Sybarite5 per­forms The Revolve Tour. Cen­tered around Andy Akiho’s epic work Revolve from Sybarite5’s recent album that debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Tra­di­tion­al Clas­si­cal Charts, The Revolve Tour explores how new per­spec­tives can change per­cep­tions. New works writ­ten exclu­sive­ly for the group by Kamala Sankaram, Jack­son Green­berg, Alek­san­dra Vre­balov, Pedro Girau­do, Jes­si­ca Mey­er, Shawn Con­ley, and Jobi­na Tin­ne­mans will be fea­tured along­side music of the Punch Broth­ers, Komi­tas, Radio­head, and Andy Akiho’s Revolve.

Jul 16, 2022, Aug 20, 2022, Sep 10, 2022
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Lawn