Governors Island

Governors Island

Island, Historic Site, and Park
Governors Island, New York
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    "festival] Visitors to FIGMENT NYC are invited to play minigolf"(8 Tips)
    Orian B.
    "Catching The Jazz Age Lawn Party during the summer is a must!"(4 Tips)
    Daniel L.
    "picnic point for an awesome view"(5 Tips)
    2Plus2NYCReview
    "just a 10 minute ferry ride"(5 Tips)
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  • Natalie V.
    Natalie Vegel2 weeks ago
    Ferry from Manhattan is free before 1130am
  • John P.
    John Pavlick3 weeks ago
    Incredible views of the Manhattan skyline
  • Carmen Gloria R.
    Rent a bike and ride around the island. It used to be a military fort, but now the houses are empty. Enjoy the parks and the views.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 2
    June 11th: Finally, a use for that flapper dress you bought for Halloween. Sip gin rickeys and do the Charleston at the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island. Read more
  • Mikahla V.
    Swing in the hammocks!
  • SULLY B.
    Easy to get to and beautiful
  • Angelique H.
    If you're looking for a place to relax, go here when the sun is shining and just hang out on the chairs. I had a great time, found the much needed silence in New York.
  • Joey T.
    Joey TJanuary 19
    Stunning but the whole island is not dog friendly
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxSeptember 30, 2015
    Hammocks, hammocks, hammocks!
  • Jenn S.
    Jenn SithSeptember 20, 2015
    Beautiful views, interesting history, peaceful environment, so much to see and do. I will DEFINITELY get the season ferry pass next year!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Marina B.
    Marina BuritySeptember 12, 2015
    Best view of Manhattan
  • Marina B.
    Marina BuritySeptember 12, 2015
    Beautiful island and great place to spend some hours, ride a bike, make a picnic. If possible, go on a weekday and you will have the island all for yourself. Only 10 min and US$ 2 away from Manhattan.
    Upvoted May 25
  • Sam S.
    Sam StarlingSeptember 6, 2015
    Take the East River Ferry from Williamsburg for the views of the south of Manhattan, and give yourself a couple of hours to walk around before heading back.
  • Marc G.
    Marc GSeptember 4, 2015
    Great to walk around when it's sunny. Avoid at all cost when it rains!
  • Haley S.
    Haley SchoeckSeptember 1, 2015
    So much fun! Incredible views of jersey and the city and great bike trails!
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo SeixasAugust 29, 2015
    Great views over NYC and relaxing time on the parks.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettAugust 28, 2015
    Wonderful colonial style buildings, museums, and public parks. Great biking.
  • Irma Z.
    Irma ZandlAugust 28, 2015
    An absolute gem!! Go on the behind the scenes hard hat tour of the new architectural landscaping in progress. Last Friday of the month thru September. Gorgeous views.
  • Perry A.
    Perry AzevedoAugust 26, 2015
    Better than Central Park. Great place to get away from the city on a weekend. Go early and beat the rush that comes closer to noon.
  • Hannah C.
    Hannah CopelandAugust 17, 2015
    Rent Citibikes and cruise around. It's a giant adult playground!
  • Funes
    FunesAugust 16, 2015
    Come ready with a blanket and some grub and have a great picnic with amazing views of Manhattan.
  • Samiha K.
    Samiha KhanAugust 15, 2015
    Great for picnics, but there are lots of food trucks on the island now if you don't wanna carry a bunch of stuff. Bring your bikes or rent a bike and go biking all around the perimeter! Nice views.
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TakAugust 13, 2015
    Get out of heat island Manhattan and enjoy breeze and shade of trees and grasses. Island has been renovated and changing. You might see different scene on island.
  • Chirag P.
    Chirag PatelAugust 9, 2015
    Tons to do for kids. Art installations fun.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinAugust 1, 2015
    Fantastic island getaway 5 mins from Manhattan, rent a bike and explore
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJuly 30, 2015
    Great place for a bike ride with amazing views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Statue of Liberty
  • Monica C.
    Monica CullenJuly 28, 2015
    This place is like giant college campus where you never have to go to class.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BelluardoJuly 17, 2015
    Don't even remember that I was in NYC. Awesome place to hang and bring a picnic
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughJuly 12, 2015
    Fantastic views of lower Manhattan. Beer garden and food trucks in the center of the island.
  • JYOTI S.
    JYOTI SINGHJuly 11, 2015
    Great for picnics, perfect for people with children.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BramhallJuly 6, 2015
    Awesome for picnics and summer relaxing.
  • Maru R.
    Maru RegalziJuly 5, 2015
    Great park for tourist
  • loran j.
    loran jonakJuly 4, 2015
    Free ferry over and back. Great for families with lots of running room for the kiddies. If you didn't bring a picnic, take advantage of the delicious food trucks. There is also a beer garden.
  • L B.
    L BradyJune 24, 2015
    Always something doing its on of my fav nyc places
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondJune 17, 2015
    Grab some food truck treats, take in the view of lower Manhattan, and take a nap on the grass in front of some abandoned houses. New York at its weirdest/finest.
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾June 15, 2015
    Amazing place for biking, picnics, and festivals!
  • Ali R.
    Ali RoseJune 15, 2015
    #JALP10 💫☁️
  • Yaakov S.
    Yaakov SilversteinJune 14, 2015
    Nice#. Nice
  • Noel C.
    Noel ClineJune 13, 2015
    Absolute favorite place in the city! Great mini escape without truly leaving.
  • Risa
    RisaJune 11, 2015
    Have a seat on "Common Picnic" an interactive installation by Risa Puno for FIGMENT NYC's 2015 Summer Long Sculpture Program, next to the mini-golf course on the South Parade Ground.
  • Bonnie C.
    Bonnie CarpenterOctober 13, 2014
    Bring s book and read on the green belt overlooking the city skyline!
  • Sam L.
    Sam LevySeptember 26, 2014
    The other green spot of nyc
  • Craig H.
    Craig HSeptember 14, 2014
    If you don't like being constantly attacked by wasps (the bugs) don't come. This every corner of the island - makes it impossible to relax.
  • Susan T.
    Susan TerritoSeptember 6, 2014
    Great place to visit & see history of NY.
  • Mati L.
    Mati LuikSeptember 3, 2014
    Awesome place for outdoor events or just to get away from NYC for a day.
  • Kinjil M.
    Kinjil MathurAugust 31, 2014
    rent a bike to see the entire island quickly. They even have 4 seater bikes!
  • Leah L.
    Leah LabrecqueAugust 29, 2014
    Wear sunblock and bring a water bottle. Luscious mulberry tree in meadow near the traffic light sculpture, ripe in mid-late July.
  • Theresa R.
    Theresa RoldanAugust 21, 2014
    If you need a mini vacation from the city, this is the perfect place. Great food, great atmosphere, and the best view.b
  • sean r.
    sean rileyAugust 17, 2014
    Go to the Jazz Age Lawn party held every summer!
  • Mariam M.
    Mariam MahmoodAugust 16, 2014
    Jazz age lawn party!
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