The new, daily, year-round NYC Ferry service to and from Governors Island will begin Monday, January 24, 2022. NYC Ferry will serve Governors Island’s Yankee Pier via the South Brooklyn Route, adding a stop between Red Hook and Sunset Park, directly connecting New Yorkers to the island from the Brooklyn waterfront.
NYC Ferry service to Governors Island on the South Brooklyn route will operate weekdays and non-summer weekends from DUMBO, Pier 6 and Red Hook. On summer weekends during the highest ridership season, the Trust will continue to run its shuttle from Brooklyn Bridge Park-Pier 6 and Red Hook. During the week the ferry will stop 13 times and on weekends it will stop 9 times at Governors Island starting next Monday. New schedule here.
Governors Island winter hours are 7 AM to 6 PM. Things to do on Governors Island in the winter:
Winter Village on Governors Island
The Governors Island Winter Village in Colonels Row features fun activities and winter vibes for visitors of all ages! The Village includes a 5,000-square-foot ice skating rink open Fridays-Sundays and all NYC Department of Education holidays, along with daily attractions and activities including more than a dozen lawn games, fire pits, sled and bike rentals from Blazing Saddles, twinkling lights and food vendors (bring your own food as some days there are only 1 to 2 food trucks). Ice skating admission: $11 (all ages) Free Admission Fridays. Skate Rentals: $8 (all ages). RSVP for ice skating here.
Bring your dogs on Saturdays
Starting January 22, dogs are welcome on the island between 7 am to 3 pm. A new dog park has been built behind Liggett Terrace.
Sledding on the island
New this year: Sledding on Governors Island including Grassy Hill, the side of Slide Hill and south slope of Discovery Hill. Bring your own sled, sleds are also available for rent at Blazing Saddles.
Play-Ground NYC will reopen in April for unsupervised kids play!