Governors Island 2014 Schedule of Events

Governors Island set to Open to the Public on May 24, 2014

Here below is a schedule of special events and programs for the coming season as provided by the Trust for Governors Island
Governors Island is open everyday from May 24 through September 28. On weekdays, the Island is open from 10 AM to 6 PM. On weekends, Memorial Day and Labor Day, the Island is open from 10 AM to 7 PM.

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Saturday, May 24

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Photo taken at Governors Island in August of 2011.

Opening Day Family Festival

Colonels Row and Liggett Terrace,
1 PM-4 PM
Join the Governors Island Alliance in Nolan Park for arts and crafts, musical and theatrical performances, and harbor-education activities for kids. Sponsored by the Governors Island Alliance. For more information, visit governorsislandalliance.org.

Saturday, May 24
LMCC’s Open Studios

Building 110, 12 PM to 5 PM
LMCC is proud to be a part of the Season of Cambodia Festival, a city-wide initiative of Cambodian Living Arts celebrating the arts and culture of Cambodia. Join LMCC in the Gallery at Building 110 and meet the six Cambodian artists who have been in residence since April 2013.

Saturday and Sunday, May 24-25, Saturday, May 31, Saturday, June 7, Saturday, August 16, Saturday, August 30
Vintage Baseball

Parade Ground, 11 AM
Visit the Parade Ground and enjoy America’s pastime the way it used to be played!

Saturday, May 31
Rite of Summer presents Dawn of Midi

Colonels Row, 1 PM and 3 PM
Dawn of Midi, an electronica influenced all acoustic trio, will perform original music under the shade of Colonels Row. It is the first Rite of Summer concert on the Island this season. www.riteofsummer.com.

Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8
FIGMENT NYC, Island-wide, 10 AM to 6 PM

FIGMENT is a free, inclusive, participatory arts event held in multiple cities and drawing tens of thousands of participants each year. At FIGMENT visitors will find works in every imaginable medium including sculpture, installation, performance, music, workshops, games, social experiments, and heart-stopping technological innovations that change the way we see the world… and visitors are invited to bring something, too!

Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15 and Saturday and Sunday, August 16 and 17
Jazz Age Lawn Party,

Colonels Row, 11 AM to 5 PM

Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra invite you to the beloved Jazz Age Lawn Party –a dream of the 1920s nestled right in the heart of New York Harbor! Under a canopy of century trees, caressed by fresh sea air, a delightful array of offerings abound throughout the day including: live music and dance performances, dance instruction for the hottest dance steps of the time, games for all ages and a wide variety of 1920’s inspired refreshments and gourmet food
for purchase. Tickets are required for this event and can be purchased at www.jazzagelawnparty.com. If space is available, tickets will be sold at the door.

Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15,
Hedgepig Presents 15 Minute Hamlet

Hammock Grove, 1 PM
The Hedgepig Ensemble Theater will perform a 15 minute version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet amid the trees and hammocks of Hammock Grove, in the Island’s new park.

Friday, June 20, Baila Baila, Colonels Row, 1 PM
Site specific dance comes to Colonels Row.

Friday, June 20 and Sunday, June 22,
Eiko presents Two Women, LMCC’s Art Center, 2 PM

Eiko experiments to create and present a duet with Japanese dancer Tomoe Aihara. Two Women is an experimental performance that focuses on their age difference and explores how two bodies sometimes mirror each other in parts or collide into one.

Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21
Vanessa Anspaugh presents What Was Wasn’t Here

Building 10a, Nolan Park, 20 at 3 PM, 21 at 1 & 3 PM
Inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s The Far Away Nearby and the process of developing this work on Governors Island, Vanessa Anspaugh explores the illusions of separation, relationships and space, and asks how bodies share and lose one another.

Wednesday and Thursday, June 25 and June 26
Reggie Wilson presents …Moses(es), St. Cornelius Chapel, 25 at 2:45 PM, 26 at 1:45 and 3 PM

In …Moses(es) Wilson asks: how do we lead and why do we follow? He examines the multiple iterations of Moses as represented in religious texts, and his place in the mythical, canonical and ethnographic imaginations, exploring questions and expectations in our relationship to leaders and leadership

Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and June 29
Okwui Okpokwasili presents Bronx Gothic: The Oval, LMCC’s Arts Center, 3 PM

Bronx Gothic reveals an impassioned story of coming of age as notes are surreptitiously passed between two school girls at the tender age of 11. Enacted as a solo, Okpokwasili casts a gripping performance that sheds light on harrowing issues of self-esteem, body image and sex amid a susceptible moment in a young girl’s life.

Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and June 29
Okwui Okpokwasili presents Bronx Gothic: The Oval, LMCC’s Arts Center, 3 PM

Bronx Gothic reveals an impassioned story of coming of age as notes are surreptitiously passed between two school girls at the tender age of 11. Enacted as a solo, Okpokwasili casts a gripping performance that sheds light on harrowing issues of self-esteem, body image and sex amid a susceptible moment in a young girl’s life.

Saturday, June 28
RECESS Badminton, Colonels Row, 12 PM to 5 PM

Dust off those badminton rackets and birdies as RECESS returns to Colonels Row for their infamous outdoor badminton challenge featuring 32 creative organizations battling for the title of New York City’s supreme shuttle cockers! Festivities include free bike rides, food vendors, a beer/wine tent and guest deejays, plus a few public courts. Visit http://www.recessnewyork.com for more information.

Saturday, July 12
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance presents The City of Water Day Festival, 10 AM to 4 PM

A day of entertainment, education and adventure celebrating our waterfront and its potential. Enjoy free boat tours, children’s activities, fishing, the Waterfront Activity Fair, and more! For more information, visit www.cityofwaterday.org .

Sunday, July 13
Rite of Summer presents New York Harbor to the World

Colonels Row, 1 PM and 3 PM
Rite of Summer collaborates with New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program, in presenting an exhilarating afternoon of world premieres inspired by New York City and its multicultural, multifarious history. Featuring renowned ensembles ETHEL and Iktus Percussion performing seven brand new compositions by children from the Philharmonic’s VYC program, two world premieres by NY Philharmonic teaching artist-composers Justin Hines and Angélica Negrón, and a few other musical surprises along the way.

Saturday, July 19
Come Out & Play Field Day and Family Day at the Parade Ground as part of the River To River Festival, 11 AM to 5 PM

City-sized fun for kids and adults, Field Day and Family Day events turn Governors Island into a giant playground for all. New games, new experiences, and new takes on old favorites, Field Day and Family Day give participants the opportunity to rediscover each other and the city they call home through joyful interactive play.

Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, 26-27,
projectLIMB,

Colonels Row
projectLIMB is a non-profit site specific dance company dedicated to bringing dance to public spaces. They are intent on embodying the potential that is alive in every space by reinventing our relationships with people, animals, plants, stones, water – with the world as a whole. (www.projectlimb.net)

Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27,
New York City Poetry Festival, 11 AM to 5 PM

The Poetry Society of New York will once again invite New Yorkers to come together for this two day festival to celebrate NYC’s vibrant poetry community. The event will include over 60 poetry organizations and 250 poets on its three stages; a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craft makers will sell their wares; a beer garden sponsored by
Brooklyn Brewery; healthy and delicious food options; poetic installation art throughout, the Ring of Daisies open mic; and last but not least, the Children’s Poetry Festival, complete with writing games and its own fourth, all-kids stage.

Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, 26-27,
projectLIMB,

Colonels Row
projectLIMB is a non-profit site specific dance company dedicated to bringing dance to public spaces. They are intent on embodying the potential that is alive in every space by reinventing our relationships with people, animals, plants, stones, water – with the world as a whole. (www.projectlimb.net)

Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27,
New York City Poetry Festival, 11 AM to 5 PM

The Poetry Society of New York will once again invite New Yorkers to come together for this two day festival to celebrate NYC’s vibrant poetry community. The event will include over 60 poetry organizations and 250 poets on its three stages; a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craft makers will sell their wares; a beer garden sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery; healthy and delicious food options; poetic installation art throughout, the Ring of Daisies open mic; and last but not least, the Children’s Poetry Festival, complete with writing games and its own fourth, all-kids stage.

Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and August 31,
NYC Unicycle Festival, 12 PM

The New York City Unicycle Festival brings together recreational riders, world-class performers,
mountain and off-road unicycle enthusiasts, mono-wheel vehicle inventors, along with circus
enthusiasts, extreme sports viewers, and anyone seeking an unusual sight–even for NYC! You
will witness unicycle basketball, hockey and sumo. Learn to unicycle in the learn-to-ride
area. Produced by Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts. For more information visit nycunifest.com

 

Saturday, September 6,
Rite of Summer presents Grand Band, Colonels Row, 1 PM
and 3 PM

New York’s piano sextet Grand Band presents A Bigger Picture – performed by ROS Co-Founder & pianist Blair McMillen, Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Lisa Moore and Isabelle O’Connell. The New York Times calls Grand Band “the Traveling Wilburys of the city’s new-music piano scene”
They will present a program of recent works by Philip Glass, Kate Moore, Steve Reich and two New York premieres by Michael Gordon and Paul Kerekes.

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Ferries

Ferries will run from Lower Manhattan all seven days and will also run from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day and Labor Day.

All weekday and weekend afternoon ferries from Brooklyn and Manhattan are $2 round trip for adults. Children under 12 ride for free at all times and senior citizens’ fares are half price. Morning ferries (10 AM and 11 AM) 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. Tickets will also be available for purchase online in advance. A season pass will also be available for purchase online. More information about the season pass and the purchase of advanced tickets will be posted soon.

Visitors can also take the East River Ferry service to Governors Island for $6. For a full schedule visit http://www.eastriverferry.com/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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