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Governors Island National Monument

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From 1794 to 1966, the U.S. Army on Governors Island was part of the social, political, and economic tapestry of New York City. Today the island is vibrant summer seasonal venue of art, culture and performance against the backdrop of two centuries of military heritage and the skyline of one of the great cities of the world. This summer the island opens to the public on May 28, 2016.



Murphyville USA

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Awesome park! We were able to rent a bike and check out the whole island. It was a great time. I recommend visiting the island. I would advise you to bring food and your own bikes to save money. Or pick up a city bike and bring it over on the ferry. I'd say have a picnic in the field in the middle of the island.

Dmitry Lesnevskiy

Saturday, July 14, 2018
It's a perfect place on a warm day!! It's so so beautiful and is perfect for photoshoots as well! All the older buildings are abandoned and look like a movie set. And it's not too crowded (at least when I went there) so it's an amazing place to get away from the loud and busy New York. We rented bikes and cycled around the island which was one of the nicest things I did since moving to NY two years ago. The price for bikes isn't too much, can't remember the exact amount but it wasn't more than $25 for 5 hours. The only downside is the food. The food is of such such low quality and is extremely overpriced for what it is. There is one cafe of a higher standard but the prices there were just ridiculous. So bring your own food! But overall, it's just a beautiful place to spend the whole day! Get food and drinks and throw a picnic with a great view. Or at the hammocks (which are hidden somewhere in the middle of the island).

Kyoko Heshiimu

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
My daughter went to hs on governors island and so i got to visit both during the summer while it is open to the public and during fall/winter when it is closed to the public. it is a beautiful island. they built a nice park there for kids. always have great events for families, and there is a small farm with animals. many vendors are available to purchase food and portable bathrooms for those times you need to go. you can rent a surrey or bike or bring your own bike. There is lots to do there

Angela Simon

Sunday, July 8, 2018
I enjoyed myself, however it could have gone hopefully wrong. I rented a grill and invited friends out on the fourth of July for a BBQ. After receiving 2 confirmations, I get there and they say there aren't any grills available for me and that I should have gotten an email. I didn't get an email and apparently the other people on the no grills list didn't either. Luckily my boyfriend has a better temper than me and was able to work things out. It should have been a smooth experience but it wasn't. All they could offer was a refund of the amount that I paid, but what do I do with the raw meat and the 14 people who expected to be fed? There was no way I would find a vacant grill anywhere in NYC on the fourth of July in the middle of the day. It worked out after all and we had a good time. I give 2 stars because of the screw up. It should have never happened in the first place.

Satya Sekhar Kavala

Saturday, June 9, 2018
The island is open to public during summer time. On Saturday and Sunday it free between 10am to 11:30am. You can bring your food and bicycles. It is good to go with children and your better half. You can spend the whole day. The best part is you are far from busy life and pollution. You will feel serenity.

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