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Governors Island  The easiest way to get away in NYC

Launching this weekend! 🎉 IslandAR is a new way to experience stories of Governors Island! Let the Island's birds, trees and early inhabitants be your guide as you see the Island like never before with this augmented reality experience. Grab a puzzle piece at the Welcome Center, download the IslandAR application on your phone (available for free on the Apple Store and Google Play) and have fun! .
IslandAR will be available on Sept 22-23, Oct 6-7 and 20-21. .
IslandAR was created by Cecile Ragot, the winner of the Havas Fellowship: Prototyping the Augmented Island in partnership with @havasmediausa and NYC Media Lab

#repost from @africanfilmfest
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Family Day Celebration is back for its 11th edition! Join AFF in Colonels Row on @governorsisland Sunday, September 23 for this highly anticipated day of enjoyment! Fun-seeking individuals of all ages are invited to join or an enchanting day of free activities including storytelling, double-dutch, dance and drum workshops led by world-renowned instructors, arts and crafts and short films, all celebrating Africa and the diaspora. Visit africanfilmny.org for more info! #nyaff #aff #governorsisland

@4heads_nyc spotlight! Pictured here is @hayoyi ‘s Strata Series of leftover and unwanted materials transformed into functional art. Come see her work in person at the 11th annual #governorsislandartfair, open 11AM-6PM weekends in September, with over 80 artists’ installations throughout Colonels Row on #governorsisland

#Repost Just in time for #ClimateWeek, @climatemuseum opens an exciting exhibition in their first temporary space on @governorsisland this Friday in the Admirals House in Nolan Park. The exhibit will complement @justinbriceguariglia’s “Climate Signals. Join us and lend your voice in this ever important discussion on our changing climate. ・・・
Climate Signals by @justinbriceguariglia at Castle Williams on @governorsisland.#ClimateSignalsNYC and we’ll continue to post our favorites!

#Repost @altabuden’s work in the @works_on_water @underwaternewyork house on @governorsisland ・・・
Detail of a cyanotype made on Governors Island this June, part of an exhibition opening this weekend that will fill the residency house with the work of the 54 artists in residence. Details below for the celebration on Saturday! 🌊🌤
“Water Art is the New Land Art”
Exhibition on view until Oct. 27
Governors Island
Nolan Park, 5B
Open weekends 11-5PM

Preview: Friday, September 21, 3:30-5:30PM
Opening Celebration: Saturday, September 22, 12-6:30PM

Thanks @timeoutnewyork for including @governorsisland in your 50 reasons why New York is the best place in the world! We may be biased but have to agree 💛
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#Repost @timeoutnewyork From street meat to cabaret, this week we're celebrating 50 reasons New York is the greatest city in the world. Why? Because it's our 50th birthday. We know, we know, we don't look a day over 25. Grab your free copy from a Time Out box today – hit the link in our bio for a list of locations. (illustration: Adam Hayes)

We’re closing out the summer with the last outdoor film screening in partnership with @filmlinc this Friday, September 21, showing The Last Dragon. Taimak @iamtaimak , the star, will be there for a special meet and greet before the film that you won’t want to miss out on! Beginning at 6PM, food and drink will be available and the film begins at dusk. Don’t forget your blanket! 📸 @imdb #escapeinnewyork #thelastdragon #taimak #governorsisland

Just announced! Join @openhousenewyork Oct 13-14 as @governorsisland opens up the South Battery to the public! Built as one of the key fortifications on the Island to protect Buttermilk Channel during the War of 1812, it was later home to the Army Music School of Practice during the Great Depression and in 1939 it became an Officers Club with a grand ball room. #nyhistory #seeyourcity #nycbuildings #governorsisland #ohny #openhousenewyork #OHNYwknd 📸 by Ann Buttenweiser

Not bad for a Monday...amazing to host over 8,000 New Yorkers on @governorsisland for the fabulous pop up @dinerenblancnyc!

What could be better than enjoying the views from the Hills? Helping to keep them beautiful by volunteering with us this Saturday! Bring your family and get your gardening groove on in honor of National Public Lands Day. Sign up now! Link in bio. Picnic lunch provided compliments of @bloombergservice .
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Hosted by @the_sca and @governorsisland #giveback #neef25thnpld #volunteer #governorsisland #parkcleanup #nycservice #nationalpubliclandsday

NYC, we have a special sunset treat for you 🌅 We’ve decided to add one more #LateFriday to celebrate a beautiful summer here on @governorsisland. Join us this Friday, 9/21 as we stay open until 10PM for the last time this season. 📸 by @littlekidnyc 💛

⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️Jacob Hashimoto’s ‘The Eclipse’ in St. Cornelius Chapel on @governorsisland. Don’t miss this monumental work, as well as Hashimoto’s ‘Never Comes Tomorrow’ at Liggett Hall, on view through October 31. #ArtonGI 📸 by @kaelagabrell

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