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Summer Late Nights are back! Governors Island is open late Fridays & Saturdays through Labor Day, click here to plan your visit.

Summer Late Nights are back! Governors Island is open late Fridays & Saturdays through Labor Day, click here to plan your visit.

Sustainable landscape solutions, © Julienne Schaer

May 31—Oct 1, 2022
Open at all times
See the schedule for island hours.
Hammock Grove - Hammock Grove - Hammock Grove

Gov­er­nors Island’s five most famous employ­ees are back for a sum­mer full of munch­ing on inva­sive plant species in Ham­mock Grove! Flour, Sam, Evening, Chad, and Philip Aries will be sta­tioned through­out Ham­mock Grove’s grow­ing urban for­est through the fall, help­ing to con­trol inva­sive plant species like mug­wort and phrag­mites and ensur­ing the area’s bio­di­ver­si­ty can thrive for years to come.

This hard­work­ing group hails from Friends of Tivoli Lake Pre­serve and Farm in Albany, where the rest of their flock helps keep inva­sive plants in check all year long. The sheep rep­re­sent a cost effec­tive and eco-friend­ly solu­tion that allows our tal­ent­ed hor­ti­cul­ture team to focus on more pro­duc­tive projects car­ing for the Island’s many land­scapes. Vis­i­tors can find the sheep behind the fences through­out Ham­mock Grove – but be sure not to pet or feed them, they need their space to work!

Getting to Hammock Grove
15 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
5 Minutes from Soissons Landing 2 Minutes from Yankee Pier
May 31—Oct 1, 2022
Open at all times
See the schedule for island hours.
Hammock Grove - Hammock Grove - Hammock Grove