• figment

    Kickstarter Launched for Figment Mini Golf Course

    The mini golf course on Governors Island has been a tradition on the island that everyone loves. Figment NYC and the talented artists that bring it to life every year, always different, always a work of art, work very hard on it. Now there is a Kickstarter going on to raise the money for the 2017 mini golf course. The crowd-funding campaign is hoping to raise $25,000 to bring the golf course back for its 10th straight year. New York is one of the most musically vibrant cities in the world. The 2017 Artist-Designed Minigolf Course will have the theme “NYC Has The Beat.” It will feature holes inspired by…

  • Pavillion

    First News of 2015 About Governors Island: new pavillions

    I was happy to read about the new pavillions coming to the island for the 2015 season. The massive, eco-friendly canopies are the winners of FIGMENT art festival’s annual City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition. The massive, eco-friendly canopies are the winners of FIGMENT art festival’s annual City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition, the organization announced Tuesday. According to DNAinfo: It’s the first time the competition, in its fifth year, has picked two winners: a structure called the Billion Oyster Pavilion, constructed by New York designers from BanG Studio, and Organic Growth, a pavilion designed by Izaskun Chinchilla Architects from Madrid and London. It makes me want to get back onto the…

  • News

    2014 Schedule Announced; Island Open 7 Days A Week

    The Trust for Governors Island today announced its 2014 public season. Visitors to Governors Island will enjoy 30 new acres of extraordinary park that open for the first time. Additionally this season, visitors will enjoy more arts, cultural, recreational and educational programs than ever before. Governors Island opens to the public on Saturday, May 24 and will be open every day through September 28. “We want every New Yorker to feel like they are personally invited to enjoy the 2014 season on Governors Island,” said Leslie Koch, President of The Trust for Governors Island. “Governors Island is the shared place for art and play for the entire City.” The new…

  • Michael Arenella

    Full 2013 Island Schedule Announced

    The Trust for Governors Island today announced the wide range of festivals, events and performances in its 2013 public access season. Programming will take place throughout the Island’s Historic District. Ferries will once again bring visitors from Manhattan and Brooklyn and visitors can also take the East River Ferry to the Island. Governors Island is open every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Monday (Memorial Day and Labor Day) from May 25 through September 29. New exhibitions and programs include WW II & NYC: Photography and Propaganda, presented by the New York Historical Society, which will paint a vivid picture of life in war-mobilized New York through photographs, posters and a Victory Garden. In conjunction with the…