Governors Island to Reopen May 1

It will be just like old (pre-pandemic) times on Governors Island beginning May 1 when the island reopens to visitors. The island will be open daily between May 1 and Oct. 31, from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and holiday Mondays. Ferries will leave daily from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street. Round-trip tickets are $3, and free for children 12 and under and people 65 and over, plus residents of NYCHA, IDNYC holders, current and former military service members, and Governors Island members. Visitors must reserve ferry tickets in advance of their trip through an online reservation system at www.govisland.org. Face covering will be required.

Along with its ongoing arts, culture and education programs, Governors Island plans to host “a limited calendar” of socially distanced outdoor events during the year. Go here for more information.

“Governors Island is one of New York City’s crown jewels. It’s the kind of beautiful, open public space that we will rely on to drive our recovery this spring and summer,” Mayor de Blasio said in a statement announcing the island’s coming opening.