Take a Free Island History Walking Tour, May 28-29

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To celebrate the fourteenth public season of Governors Island opening, there will be free history walking tours on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29. The walks will meet at 12:15 p.m. at Soissons Dock on the Island (see below). Continue reading Take a Free Island History Walking Tour, May 28-29

Cypress Hills National Cemetery Walking Tour Nov. 8

Cypress Hills National Cemetery

Few know that there was once a cemetery on Governors Island. The Army moved all of the graves, almost 500 men, women, and children, to Brooklyn in 1878. For Veterans Day, we are going to visit those graves and the Continue reading Cypress Hills National Cemetery Walking Tour Nov. 8

Big Changes for 2012 on Island

I’m back to writing about Governors Island as the new season is upon us. The 2012 season will feature drastic cuts in programs and access to the island, which is only open on Saturdays and Sundays (plus Memorial Day and Continue reading Big Changes for 2012 on Island