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Governors Island Brooklyn Ferry service starting May 7

The seasonal weekend Brooklyn ferry from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 and Red Hook will return staring Saturday, May 7 and run until Sunday, September 25. This ferry is always free for children 12 and under and seniors and costs $4 round trip for adults. Free for everybody before noon on weekends. Service from Pier 6 runs 10.15 am, 11.15 am, 12.15 pm each hour until 5.15 pm. Return service is always on the hour (11 amt – 7 pm). Purchase tickets here.

In addition, NYC Ferry continues to serve the island on the South Brooklyn Route with stops at Pier 1 in DUMBO, Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and Red Hook all year around. Each way $2.75 for everybody approx. 6 years and up (by height). Schedule and more information here.

Things to do on Governors Island in May:

Swamp in the City Festival | Governors Island | 5/14

Swamp in the City is NYC’s only Cajun & Cre­ole music fes­ti­val that cel­e­brates the vibrant musi­cal, cul­tur­al and culi­nary tra­di­tions unique to South­west Louisiana. This FREE daytime event will take place on Governor’s Island (Colonels Row) on Saturday, May 14 from 11a-5p and will feature two stages of live music featuring world-class Louisiana dancehall bands, intimate duos/trios between sets, a Swamp in the City bar, a food truck parked near the main stage, and plenty of open space to dance, have a picnic and soak up the scene. Free RSVP here.

Japan Per­form­ing Arts Festival | Governors Island | 5/28

Japan Per­form­ing Arts presents their free Ear­ly Sum­mer Fes­ti­val on Gov­er­nors Island! Join in Nolan Park on May 28 from 12 to 6 pm, for Japan­ese food ven­dors, per­for­mances, a play­ground area, kimono dress­ing demon­stra­tions and work­shops on Awaodori and Gujo Odori. Find out more here.