Castle Williams power outage
A portion of the island electrical system has failed, leaving Castle Williams without power. This condition will last several weeks. Castle roof tours are suspended and Castle interiors are closed to the public. The courtyard remains open Wed-Sun.
July 4th - Governors Island Closes at 6 PM - No Fireworks Viewing
The island will close at its regular time at 6 PM on Friday, July 4th. There will be no viewing of the Macy fireworks display in the East River from the island.
Autumn Bird Census from National Public Lands Day 2010
September 25, 2010 - National Public Lands Day
Hazy overcast to sunny, humid, 70-85 degrees
The Governors Island unit of the National Park Service marked National Public Lands Day with several events, including a bike tour from Grants Tomb to
9:30-10:30 am & 1:15-4:00 pm
Before and after the census program I counted birds in the remaining areas of the island (
The following table shows the total numbers for the day by combining the tallies from the morning census program and the tallies from Lori's and my outtings before and after the official census program.
Did You Know?
Approximately two-thirds of the army musicians (drummers and fifers) trained and posted to Governors Island from 1836 to the 1870s were below the age of 21.