Kreg Holt

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Event

Location

Jun 20-Oct 1

Go rock climbing and zip-lining If sitting in the grass isn’t really your thing, the brand-new Adventures at Governors Island offers a zip line (with a 35-foot peak at the start) for $20 (that includes two tries) as well as a maze and rock climbing walls (both under $10).

Go rock climbing and zip-lining If sitting in the grass isn’t really your thing, the brand-new Adventures at Governors Island offers a zip line (with a 35-foot peak at the start) for $20 (that includes two tries) as well as a maze and rock climbing walls (both under $10).

Date

Event

Location

Jun 20-Oct 1

Bike around the island for free From 10am-12pm on weekdays, Blazing Saddle Bike Rentals lets you borrow a bike for up to an hour for zero dollars. Bike around the island’s perimeter and reward yourself with some Mister Softee after (by following the jingle to the Liggett Terrace Food Court).

Bike around the island for free From 10am-12pm on weekdays, Blazing Saddle Bike Rentals lets you borrow a bike for up to an hour for zero dollars. Bike around the island’s perimeter and reward yourself with some Mister Softee after (by following the jingle to the Liggett Terrace Food Court).

Pinknic

Date

Event

Location

Jun 24-25

Drink rosĂ© all day at Pinknic Break out your pastel romper (or RompHim): RosĂ© wine, rosĂ© Champagne, and frosĂ© are all on the lineup for this very pink, very paisley-friendly summer picnic. Picnic baskets by the Stanton Social’s Chris Santos and live music will keep you entertained while you wine. Tickets start at $65.  

Drink rosĂ© all day at Pinknic Break out your pastel romper (or RompHim): RosĂ© wine, rosĂ© Champagne, and frosĂ© are all on the lineup for this very pink, very paisley-friendly summer picnic. Picnic baskets by the Stanton Social’s Chris Santos and live music will keep you entertained while you wine. Tickets start at $65.  

Date

Event

Location

Jul 1 Sat

Swim in New York Harbor at Governors Island Swim Always wanted to get into the water surrounding New York City? Wait, really? Well, here’s your chance. This 2-mile swim will circle around Governors Island to give you a perspective of Manhattan you’ve never had before. Entry is $120.

Swim in New York Harbor at Governors Island Swim Always wanted to get into the water surrounding New York City? Wait, really? Well, here’s your chance. This 2-mile swim will circle around Governors Island to give you a perspective of Manhattan you’ve never had before. Entry is $120.

Full Moon Fest

Date

Event

Location

Jul 8 Sat

Put on a flower crown at dance at Full Moon Festival This one-day boutique music festival is back for its seventh year with a lineup including Vic Mensa, ABRA, DJ Harvey, Jeremy Underground, Awesome Tapes From Africa, and more artists. Tickets start at $40.

Put on a flower crown at dance at Full Moon Festival This one-day boutique music festival is back for its seventh year with a lineup including Vic Mensa, ABRA, DJ Harvey, Jeremy Underground, Awesome Tapes From Africa, and more artists. Tickets start at $40.

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Event

Location

Jul 15 Sat

Get wet at City of Water Day This water-themed festival, held across the city and in New Jersey, celebrates all the glorious waterfront activities you can participate in when you’re surrounded by rivers and oceans. At Governors Island, you can expect free boat tours, rowing, kayaking, and more water-focused activities.

Get wet at City of Water Day This water-themed festival, held across the city and in New Jersey, celebrates all the glorious waterfront activities you can participate in when you’re surrounded by rivers and oceans. At Governors Island, you can expect free boat tours, rowing, kayaking, and more water-focused activities.

Robert Ramirez

Date

Event

Location

Jul 29-30

Get poetic at NYC Poetry Festival Spend this weekend listening to slam poets, enjoying readings from local poets and authors, typing out your own haiku on a public typewriter, and enjoying an oddly intimate experience with The Poetry Brothel, which lets you commission a professional reader to privately recite poetry to you. Brooklyn Brewery will also be sponsoring a beer garden, should you need liquid courage.

Get poetic at NYC Poetry Festival Spend this weekend listening to slam poets, enjoying readings from local poets and authors, typing out your own haiku on a public typewriter, and enjoying an oddly intimate experience with The Poetry Brothel, which lets you commission a professional reader to privately recite poetry to you. Brooklyn Brewery will also be sponsoring a beer garden, should you need liquid courage.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 7 Mon

Rock out at the Brooklyn Music Festival Is there anything more Brooklyn than having a Brooklyn-themed festival that’s not technically in Brooklyn? Back for its third year, this music festival will showcase local talent including Lez Zeppelin, Shinobi Ninja, Ocean Noir, and Metanoiz. The event is free, but a $10 reservation fee (partially donated to the Center Against Domestic Violence) is recommended.

Rock out at the Brooklyn Music Festival Is there anything more Brooklyn than having a Brooklyn-themed festival that’s not technically in Brooklyn? Back for its third year, this music festival will showcase local talent including Lez Zeppelin, Shinobi Ninja, Ocean Noir, and Metanoiz. The event is free, but a $10 reservation fee (partially donated to the Center Against Domestic Violence) is recommended.

Filip Wolak

Date

Event

Location

Aug 26-27

Dance like its 1927 at the Jazz Age Lawn Party If you missed the first rendition in June, this Prohibition-inspired weekend party returns with all the glitz, glamour, and throwbacks this weekend. Tickets start at $55.

Dance like its 1927 at the Jazz Age Lawn Party If you missed the first rendition in June, this Prohibition-inspired weekend party returns with all the glitz, glamour, and throwbacks this weekend. Tickets start at $55.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 9 Sat

Pack a picnic and dine at PopUp Dinner This communal dinner/benefit for the Friends of Governors Island will provide the seating and table-clothed tables -- you’re just responsible for the food and booze. If you’re not into cooking, pick up picnic sandwiches and snacks at Brookfield Place before hopping on the ferry or order Seamless right to the ferry stop. Tickets are $40.

Pack a picnic and dine at PopUp Dinner This communal dinner/benefit for the Friends of Governors Island will provide the seating and table-clothed tables -- you’re just responsible for the food and booze. If you’re not into cooking, pick up picnic sandwiches and snacks at Brookfield Place before hopping on the ferry or order Seamless right to the ferry stop. Tickets are $40.