Where can you jive to some live music, blow some gigantic bubbles, laugh with some crazy clowns, and literally tumble across the New York New Jersey harbor? At the Governors Island Alliance’s 9th Annual Family Festival, of course! A celebration of the summer season on Governors Island, GIA’s Family Festival is a free and creative arts and harbor education-focused jamboree which will take place on Sunday, May 26th, from Noon to 4:00 pm in Nolan Park.
Last year GIA’s Family Festival drew more than 5,000 visitors from all over the tri-state region, all of whom enjoyed entertaining shows by The Maybelles, Astrograss for Kids, and Arm-of-the-Sea Theater among others, and partook in the fun and imaginative activities hosted by a variety of local arts and educational organizations. Join GIA this year as we again jam-pack opening day with exciting arts & crafts activities, invigorating music and theatrical performances, and innovative educational games about the diverse ecology as well as the rich history of the New York New Jersey harbor. Make sure to save the date, and check back in with us later in May for a more detailed schedule of participants and events!