11th Annual Family Festival on Governors Island

  • Nolan Park (map)
  • Barry Rd
  • New York, NY, 10004
  • United States

Join us Sunday, May 24th 2015 from Noon- 4pm for the 11th Annual Family Festival on Governors Island!

The Family Festival celebrates the Island’s future, playful nature and free-range attitude. The Family Festival will again kick off an exciting summer of programming on Governors Island. Highlights of the festival include: puppet-making with Lisa Abbatomarco, hand-made Trout Crowns and Sharks Galore with NY Aquarium, story-making with Story Pirates, the Central Park Zoo Wildlife Theater’s Butterfly Boogie, Arm of the Sea’s Hook, Line, and Sinker, compost learning and animal care with Earth Matter, flower planting with the Trust for Governors Island, live music, ice cream, face painting and tons of fun! All performances and activities are FREE to the public.

 Environment, conservation, and sustainability are central to the Island's identity. The Family Festival will explore the intersection of these themes and art making, another major focus of the Governors Island community. This year, the festival will take place in Nolan Park in the Island’s historic district. It is a bucolic setting with open grassy areas and surrounded by charming 19th century cottages - former officers' homes now used by educational and arts organizations that are part of the OpenHouseGI residency program.


Event focus: children/arts/environmental education/outdoors activities

Event date: May 24, 2015

Event location: Nolan Park, Governors Island

Full address: 10 South Street, Slip 7, New York, NY 10004