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New York - 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.



Niris Moreno

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Governors Island is a beautiful, serene, scenic place. There is a museum, formerly a prison, historic mansions, brick streets and you can see the NYC skyline and the Statue of liberty. Wear comfortable shoes. Be prepared for lots of walking and bring water. Food and drinks are not readily available throughout the island. Only designated area. Great place to relax.

Sharon Ali

Friday, April 20, 2018
I love the outdoors and being able to escape the bustling city by hopping on a ferry for 10 mins is just fantastic. A lot to see and do including exhibits, food trucks, hammocks for relaxing among picnic areas and historical buildings. There is a farm with chickens. The views are to die for...It's just a beautiful place. There are also festivals and shows. You got to go

Kenneth Ziegler

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
Took the ferry to get there (you can't swim there, so plan on staying dry and waiting a bit). This former Coast Guard base has been converted into a city park with lots of green space and fantastic views of New York harbour. We went for the Jazz Age Lawn Party, and couldn't have had a better time. Food trucks were there, and bringing your own picnic was encouraged...not to mention the thrill of getting dressed for the occasion. There are also parts of the island that have grills and picnic tables for general use. Highly recommend getting out there for a day

Shuping Lu

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
It's like New Yorkers' local resort. Beautiful setting with varieties of events and activities. Excellent for anyone: families, kids, couples, seniors. Easy to get to.

Robert Wissman

Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017
Went here for one of there art fairs and it was so amazing i actually ended up coming back the next day because also that weekend was the WW1 centennial and this place really did have it all. Wad astounded by how well done it was and how informative everyone and every thing was. Really easy to get to, only had to wait a little for the ferry but that is expected as there is only 1 ferry that travels to the island. Highly recommend to anyone who lives around the area and wants to go out and spend a day at ease and rest across anywhere on this gorgeous island.

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