Governor's Island

We were supposed to go here for the Volkswagen Traffic Jam on August 22, but it was really yucky weather, and we decided to stay in.  In doing some research, I found out that G.I. is actually a pretty hopping place!  In addition to the VW Jam on the 22, Diddy & Dirty Money with Ciarra, Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson, Rick Ross, J Cole, Bobby Valentino, Fat Joe, Maino, Ricky Blaze were there on the same day!!!  Upon further investigation, there is a unicycle festival coming up on Saturday, September 4.  There is a Figment Terrace Sculpture Garden until October.  I'm hoping to get there this weekend to check it out.

You can get to the island 2 ways, from Manhattan, and from Brooklyn, both ferry's. Hours vary by weekend, but a free ferry generally leaves from the Battery Maritime Building (South Street at Whitehall Street) on the hour and returns on the half-hour, starting from 10 a.m., Fridays through Sundays (check for a specific schedule). Another ferry leaves Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn on designated weekends. There’s a separate line for bike-bringers that leads to the ferry’s car deck. Except for Water Taxi Beach (which will have a walk-up bar on concert nights), the island is open until 5 p.m. on Fridays and 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

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