You’ve heard of the Jazz Age Lawn Party.
You’ve heard of Governor’s Ball.
However, how much do you know about the park/island itself?
Rich with intrigue, Governor’s Island might be NYC’s most fascinating outdoor stay-cation.
For almost two centuries it was closed to the public and owned by the Federal government as a military base and the coast guard. It features Fort Jay (built in 1794), historic homes from when the island had a population of 3,500 (government employees and their families) and even has Castle Williams (constructed during the War of 1812)!
All of this architecture is matched wonderfully with beautiful lawns, and a diverse range of public events curated by The Trust for Governor’s Island which is busy making the park “New York City’s playground for the Arts.”
How to Get There:
Being an island, getting to it requires commitment, and also a ferry. However, there are plenty of access points and one has a choice between ferrying from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
What to Do There:
Get to steppin’ because the season ends September 27. I mean… just insert yourself into these pics.