Contrary to what it may appear, Governors Island is not the residence of the New York Governor; the native Lenape called it Paggank, or "nut island", which the Dutch called Noten Eylandt, and the English called Nutten Island, before it was renamed sometime in the 1780s. It's a popular seasonal destination, open to the public during the spring and summer months, with a rich selection of free arts and cultural events, recreational activities, and educational programming. It's accessed by ferries from Brooklyn and Manhattan.
|Summary||A 170+ acre island in New York Harbor with arts and cultural events open to the public during warmer months. Lovely spot for a picnic.|