Governors Island 2018 Summer Events 

    Governors Island 2018 Summer Events

    July – September, 2018

    Please keep in mind that some items on this page may require registration of some sort. Please be sure to check in on each respective accompanying link for additional details.

    JULY

    Sports:
    NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K & 10K
    Wednesday, July 4, 2018
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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    Late Night Friday Night
    Friday, July 6
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Yup! The island will be open past sunset on Fridays this Summer!

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    Music:
    Rite of Summer: Dither Quartet
    Saturday, July 7
    1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    “”DITHER, a New York based electric guitar quartet, is dedicated to an eclectic mix of experimental repertoire which spans composed, improvised and electronic music…””

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    Auto Show:
    NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam
    Sunday, July 8
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    “”…a spectator-judged vintage Volkswagen car show and picnic on Governors Island.””

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    Film:
    Escape In New York Outdoor Films: Desperately Seeking Susan
    Friday, July 13
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    “”The feature film begins at dusk and is free and open to the public. The Parade Ground is a large grassy field, so bring a blanket or something to sit on!””

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    Late Night Friday Night
    Friday, July 13
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Yup! The island will be open past sunset on Fridays this Summer!

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    Nature:
    NYC Audubon: “It’s Your Tern!” Festival
    Saturday, Jul 14
    12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    “”There will be expert bird walks and talks by NYC Audubon’s Susan Elbin and Governors Island National Park Volunteer, Annie Barry. There will be hands-on activities for the whole family!
    In case of rain, the event will be moved to House 17 in Nolan Park.””

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    Festival:
    Family Fun Day
    Sunday, July 15
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    “”This outdoor festival will feature live music, theatrical performances, arts and crafts, educational workshops, face painting, games, ice cream and other snacks, and a build-your-own playground.””

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    Late Night Friday Night
    Friday, July 20
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Yup! The island will be open past sunset on Fridays this Summer!

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    Music:
    Maker Park Radio DJ
    Friday, July 27
    5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    “”Join Maker Park Radio on Governors island once a month to keep the fun going all night long for our extended Friday night hours!””

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    Late Night Friday Night
    Friday, July 27
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Yup! The island will be open past sunset on Fridays this Summer!

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    Literary:
    New York City Poetry Festival
    Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, Jul 29
    11:00 am – 6:00 pm

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    Fundraiser:
    Sunset Soirée On Governors Island
    Tuesday, July 31
    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Tickets: $150

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    AUGUST

    Late Night Friday Night
    Friday, August 3
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Yup! The island will be open past sunset on Fridays this Summer!

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    Competitive Equestrian Event:
    Victory Cup NYC Classic Polo Match
    Saturday, August 4
    10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Tickets: $5 – $1,050

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    Film:
    Escape In New York Outdoor Films: Ghostbusters (1984)
    Friday, August 10
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    “”The feature film begins at dusk and is free and open to the public. The Parade Ground is a large grassy field, so bring a blanket or something to sit on!””

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    Late Night Friday Night
    Friday, August 10
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Yup! The island will be open past sunset on Fridays this Summer!

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    Sports:
    NYCRUNS Governors Island 5K & 10K
    Saturday, August 11
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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    Music:
    Maker Park Radio DJ
    Friday, August 17
    5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    “”Join Maker Park Radio on Governors island once a month to keep the fun going all night long for our extended Friday night hours!””

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    Late Night Friday Night
    Friday, August 17
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Yup! The island will be open past sunset on Fridays this Summer!

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    Music:
    Rite Of Summer: Collaborative Arts Ensemble
    August 18, 2018
    1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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    Late Night Friday Night
    Friday, August 24
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Yup! The island will be open past sunset on Fridays this Summer!

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    13th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party
    Saturday, August 25 – Sunday, August 26
    11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Visit as well this other official site here…
    “”New York City’s original prohibition-era inspired gathering…””

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    Late Night Friday Night
    Friday, August 31
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Yup! The island will be open past sunset on Fridays this Summer!

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    SEPTEMBER

    Music:
    Maker Park Radio DJ
    Friday, September 7
    5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    “”Join Maker Park Radio on Governors island once a month to keep the fun going all night long for our extended Friday night hours!””

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    Late Night Friday Night
    Friday, September 7
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Yup! The island will be open past sunset on Fridays this Summer!

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    Late Night Friday Night
    Friday, September 14
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Yup! The island will be open past sunset on Fridays this Summer!

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    Film:
    Escape In New York Outdoor Films: The Last Dragon
    Friday, September 14
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    “”The feature film begins at dusk and is free and open to the public. The Parade Ground is a large grassy field, so bring a blanket or something to sit on!””

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