Governors Island

Governors Island

Island, Historic Site, and Park · Governors Island
New York, NY 10004, United States
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A unit of the National Park Service in New York City. Open seasonally from May to September.

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    "festival] Visitors to FIGMENT NYC are invited to play minigolf"(8 Tips)
    Daniel L.
    "picnic point for an awesome view"(5 Tips)
    Orian B.
    "Catching The Jazz Age Lawn Party during the summer is a must!"(3 Tips)
    Anna D.
    "Ice cream sandwiches, bikes, a playground, mini golf."(5 Tips)
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  • Joey T.

    Stunning but the whole island is not dog friendly

    Joey T · 3 weeks ago
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  • Cameron M.

    Hammocks, hammocks, hammocks!

    Cameron Maddux · September 30, 2015
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  • Jenn S.

    Beautiful views, interesting history, peaceful environment, so much to see and do. I will DEFINITELY get the season ferry pass next year!

    Jenn Sith · September 20, 2015
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  • Marina B.

    Best view of Manhattan

    Marina Burity · September 12, 2015
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  • Marina B.

    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.

    Marina Burity · September 12, 2015
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  • Sam S.

    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.

    Sam Starling · September 6, 2015
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  • Marc G.

    Great to walk around when it's sunny. Avoid at all cost when it rains!

    Marc G · September 4, 2015
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  • Haley S.

    So much fun! Incredible views of jersey and the city and great bike trails!

    Haley Schoeck · September 1, 2015
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  • Ricardo S.

    Great views over NYC and relaxing time on the parks.

    Ricardo Seixas · August 29, 2015
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  • Daniel B.

    Wonderful colonial style buildings, museums, and public parks. Great biking.

    Daniel Barnett · August 28, 2015
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  • Irma Z.

    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.

    Irma Zandl · August 28, 2015
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  • Perry A.

    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.

    Perry Azevedo · August 26, 2015
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  • Hannah C.

    Rent Citibikes and cruise around. It's a giant adult playground!

    Hannah Copeland · August 17, 2015
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  • Funes

    Come ready with a blanket and some grub and have a great picnic with amazing views of Manhattan.

    Funes · August 16, 2015
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  • Samiha K.

    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.

    Samiha Khan · August 15, 2015
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  • Kevin T.

    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.

    Kevin Tak · August 13, 2015
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  • Chirag P.

    Tons to do for kids. Art installations fun.

    Chirag Patel · August 9, 2015
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  • Patrick B.

    Fantastic island getaway 5 mins from Manhattan, rent a bike and explore

    Patrick Baskin · August 1, 2015
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  • Afi Y.

    Great place for a bike ride with amazing views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Statue of Liberty

    Afi Yellow-Duke · July 30, 2015
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  • Monica C.

    This place is like giant college campus where you never have to go to class.

    Monica Cullen · July 28, 2015
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  • Michael B.

    Don't even remember that I was in NYC. Awesome place to hang and bring a picnic

    Michael Belluardo · July 17, 2015
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  • Daniel M.

    Fantastic views of lower Manhattan. Beer garden and food trucks in the center of the island.

    Daniel McDonough · July 12, 2015
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  • JYOTI S.

    Great for picnics, perfect for people with children.

    JYOTI SINGH · July 11, 2015
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  • Joe B.

    Awesome for picnics and summer relaxing.

    Joe Bramhall · July 6, 2015
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  • Maru R.

    Great park for tourist

    Maru Regalzi · July 5, 2015
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  • loran j.

    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.

    loran jonak · July 4, 2015
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  • L B.

    Always something doing its on of my fav nyc places

    L Brady · June 24, 2015
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  • Larisa G.

    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.

    Larisa Grollemond · June 17, 2015
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  • Sara T.

    Amazing place for biking, picnics, and festivals!

    Sara T. · June 15, 2015
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  • Ali R.

    #JALP10 💫☁️

    Ali Rose · June 15, 2015
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  • Yaakov S.

    Nice#. Nice

    Yaakov Silverstein · June 14, 2015
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  • Noel C.

    Absolute favorite place in the city! Great mini escape without truly leaving.

    Noel Cline · June 13, 2015
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  • Risa

    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.

    Risa · June 11, 2015
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  • Bonnie C.

    Bring s book and read on the green belt overlooking the city skyline!

    Bonnie Carpenter · October 13, 2014
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  • Sam L.

    The other green spot of nyc

    Sam Levy · September 26, 2014
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  • Craig H.

    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.

    Craig H · September 14, 2014
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  • Susan T.

    Great place to visit & see history of NY.

    Susan Territo · September 6, 2014
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  • Mati L.

    Awesome place for outdoor events or just to get away from NYC for a day.

    Mati Luik · September 3, 2014
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  • Kinjil M.

    rent a bike to see the entire island quickly. They even have 4 seater bikes!

    Kinjil Mathur · August 31, 2014
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  • Leah L.

    Wear sunblock and bring a water bottle. Luscious mulberry tree in meadow near the traffic light sculpture, ripe in mid-late July.

    Leah Labrecque · August 29, 2014
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  • Theresa R.

    If you need a mini vacation from the city, this is the perfect place. Great food, great atmosphere, and the best view.b

    Theresa Roldan · August 21, 2014
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  • sean r.

    Go to the Jazz Age Lawn party held every summer!

    sean riley · August 17, 2014
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  • Mariam M.

    Jazz age lawn party!

    Mariam Mahmood · August 16, 2014
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  • John B.

    Definitely rent a bike (or bring one) if you want to get around the whole island easily.

    John Burke · August 10, 2014
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  • Angelica S.

    Beautiful island with lots to do. Free bike riding from 10a-12p everyday. Wonderful view of the city skyline, liberty island and Ellis island. There's food, parks, hammocks, and baseball fields.

    Angelica Segarra · August 1, 2014
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  • Justin B.

    Great place to get away from the city for a day! Lots to do, including: art exhibits, biking, hammocks, picnics, food trucks, views of the Freedom Tower, views of the Statue of Liberty and much more.

    Justin Breton · July 27, 2014
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  • Tomáš J.

    It's a scam. Most of it closed for maintenance and draft beer very hard to find. :-(

    Tomáš Janoušek · July 25, 2014
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  • Melanie R.

    NYC ANUAL POETRY FESTIVAL

    Melanie Robert · July 1, 2014
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  • Ashley G.

    A beautiful place to be on a day they are having an event but I suggest you bring something to sit on because seats are limited.

    Ashley Grossett · June 28, 2014
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  • JC G.

    Recommend it's a must in NYC

    JC García-Aenlle · June 21, 2014
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