JULY 15 SATURDAY — GET WET AT CITY WATER DAY!
This water-themed festival , held across the city and in New Jersey, celebrates all the glorious waterfront activities you can participate in when you’re surrounded by rivers and oceans. At Governors Island, you can expect free boat tours, rowing, kayaking, and more water focused activities! Click the link below for more info:
JULY 29-30 SATURDAY-SUNDAY — GET POETIC AT NYC POETRY FESTIVAL
Spend the weekend listening to slam poets, enjoying readings from local poets and authors, typing out your own haiku on a public trypewriter, and enjoying an oddly intimate experience with The Poetry Brothel, which lets you commission a professional reader to privately recite poetry to you. Brooklyn Brewery will also be sponsoring a beer garden, should you need a little liquid courage! Check out the link below:
AUGUST 7 MONDAY — ROCK OUT AT THE BROOKLYN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Is there anything more Brooklyn than having a Brooklyn-themed festival that’s not technically in Brooklyn? Back for its third year, this music festival will include local talents Lez Zeppelin, Shinobi Ninja, Ocean Noir, and Metanoiz. The event is free, but a $10 reservation fee (which is partially donated to the Center Against Domestic Violence) is recommended. Link below:
AUGUST 26-27 SATURDAY-SUNDAY– DANCE LIKE ITS 1927 AT THE JAZZ AGE LAWN PARTY
If you missed the first rendition in June, this Prohibition-inspired weekend party returns with all the glitz, glamour, and throwbacks this weekend! Tickets start at $55. Click the link for more details:
SEPTEMBER 9 SATURDAY — PACK A PICNIC AND DINE AT POPUP DINNER
This communal dinner/benefit for the Friends of Governors Island will provide the seating and table-clothed tables — you’re just responsible for the food and booze. If you’re not into cooking, pick up picnic sandwiches and snacks at Brookfield Place before hopping in the ferry or order Seamless right to the ferry stop! Tickets are $40. Click link below:
Fun fact: For most of its history, Governor’s Island was a full service military base for the US Army, then for the Coast Guard.