Summer 2015 gateway to Governor's Island
Governor's Island opens to the public May 23, 2015 through September 27, 2015 seven days a week at 10:00 AM each day. The Island closes at 6:00 PM weekdays, and 7:00 PM weekends, Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Children under 12 ride for free at all times and senior citizens’ fares are half price. Morning ferries (10 AM, 11 AM and 11:30 AM from Manhattan and 11 AM and 11:30 AM from Brooklyn) on Saturdays and Sundays are free for all. There is no surcharge for bicycles.
Visitors will be able to purchase ferry tickets at the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan or at Pier 6 in Brooklyn.
The Battery Maritime Building gateway to historic Manhattan
This 140,000 sq. ft. Beaux-Arts landmark building was completed in 1909 when ferries were still a vital means of transportation in New York City. Its many unique architectural assets include nearly 8,800 elements of cast iron, riveted rolled steel plates and angles, sheet copper ornamentations, ceramic tile and stucco paneled walls, and a copper panel mansard roof system.
Opening Day - May 24
Kick-off another amazing Governors Island season with free, family-friendly performances, games, and activities at the Governors Island Alliance Family Festival! Family Festival will include arts and crafts, musical and theatrical performances, and harbor-education activities for kids. For more information, visit governorsislandalliance.org.