The 2013 Public Access Season has concluded
The 2013 public access season on Governors Island has ended. Governors Island will re-open to the public Memorial Day Weekend, 2014.
R train service change
Due to the ongoing effects of Hurricane Sandy, MTA has suspended R train service to Lower Manhattan on weekends until October 2014. Please use the 4/5 at Bowling Green or the 1 at South Ferry to connect to the Governors Island Ferry.
New York Today: Ka-Boom! - An August 14, 2013 listing in the New York Times City Room "Today" column leading with photo tells about cannon firing demonstration at the monument's "Artillery Thursday's" program.
At Governors Island Reunion, Childhood Bonds Endure - A New York Times article about the August 2012 Coast Guard reunion on Governors Island sponsored by the National Park Service.
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Did You Know?
The first, last, and only shots fired in anger from Governors Island were directed at British naval ships as they invaded New York Harbor in the summer of 1776.