Glenn Curtiss and the 1910 Flying Marksman of Fort Jay

Glenn Curtiss

Governors Island played an important role in the history of aviation. Each week this month will be a historical look at one event in the island’s contribution to the history of manned flight. Wilbur Wright snared glory in 1909 on Continue reading Glenn Curtiss and the 1910 Flying Marksman of Fort Jay

Wilbur Wright Flies Over New York Harbor in 1909

Wilbur Wright

Governors Island played an important role in the history of aviation. Each week this month will be a historical look at one event in the island’s contribution to the history of manned flight. Southeast of Liggett Terrace is the Early Continue reading Wilbur Wright Flies Over New York Harbor in 1909

Stories About the Buildings: Tampa Memorial Library

Tampa Memorial Library

With the Island closed to the public until May, we’ll take a look at some of the history of Governors Island. One of the most visible of the unused structures from Fort Jay is the old Tampa Memorial Library (building Continue reading Stories About the Buildings: Tampa Memorial Library

Lost Amusement Parks of New York City Opens May 24

circus

Empire Historic Arts is back on Governors Island with a new exhibit that will run May 24-September 27 (Saturdays and Sundays). “Lost Amusement Parks of New York City” Building 20B in Nolan Park An installation of ephemera and artifacts from Continue reading Lost Amusement Parks of New York City Opens May 24

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 Continue reading 2014 Schedule Announced; Island Open 7 Days A Week