Beat The Heat on Governors Island This Weekend

Governors Island

Beat The Heat on Governors Island This Weekend

Summer is heating up on Governors Island and this Saturday, July 22, 2017, brings three family oriented events to New York Harbors special getaway location.

Come Out & Play Family Day, a part of the Come Out & Play Festival, offers games designed specifically for families and children of all ages, brought to the festival by ESI Design, one of the world’s foremost experience design firms. All of the games connect together with a fun story line about Time Travel — complete with an official Time Travel Agency, games throughout time, a growing timeline, and imminent threats to the space-time continuum! Play just one or two games, or try them all of for an epic Time Travel adventure. Games are suitable for everyone, especially ages 6 to 11. Guardians must co-sign waivers for any player under 18 years of age. All games will run multiple times, so you’ll be able to play no matter whether you come early or late — or travel from the past or the future.

The Festival also features Field Day, showcasing spectacular new field games & sports for adults to play. Field Day is free and open to the public from 11 AM to 5 PM. Sign up for each game is on a first-come, first-served basis at the event by signing up in the tent HQ In Nolan Park.

Also on Saturday, July 22nd, on Colonels Row from 11am to 5pm, the South 'N The City Picnic brings southern music and culture to the North, disrupting the status quo, and heavily influencing the social scene! Dress to impress and head to New York City's favorite Island for a day of southern inspired music, food and fashion.

This is event for is adults 21 years old and older. No one under legal drinking age will be granted access to the picnic, no children are allowed. IDs are required and will be checked.

DJ COMMISH; Tickets are available by clicking here

Start off your afternoon with a bang. Watch Park Rangers fire real 1860s-era cannons and demonstrate a variety of muskets soldiers would have used in that period. Meet near the front gate of Fort Jay between Noon and 4pm.

Artillery Demonstration and Small Arms Demonstration

About Governors Island

A new landmark in the harbor, Governors Island is New York’s shared space for art and play. It’s just 800 yards from lower Manhattan and even closer to Brooklyn. For almost two centuries, the Island was closed to the public, operating as a military base for the U.S. Army and, later, the Coast Guard. Today three entities act as stewards and advocates: the Trust for Governors Island, Friends of Governors Island, and National Park Service.