Governors Island is a 172-acre island in the heart of New York Harbor. Yards away from lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, it’s easily accessible by a very short ferry ride and open to the public from May 1 – October 31.
Since opening to the public in 2005, Governors Island has been a dynamic, unique venue for arts and culture to be both discovered and created in New York City. The Island brings accessible, groundbreaking and experimental arts to New Yorkers through our open and engaging platform that invites organizations from all five boroughs to produce free visual arts exhibitions and performances to annual site-specific commissions in our public open spaces.
This summer there will be additional arts programming around the island, and LMCC has an ongoing artist residency program there. Previous projects on Governors Island include Visitors (2015) curated by Tom Eccles and Ruba Katrib, and PLOT09 organized by Creative Time.