Second Annual Governors Island Kite Festival

  • Governors Island, Play Lawn (map)
  • Center Way
  • NY, NY, 11231
  • United States

Come Soar with us at Brooklyn ARTery’s Governors Island Kite Festival!

Join the Brooklyn ARTery in association with Governors Island Alliance on Sunday, September 13th from 11am-4pm for our Second Annual Governors Island Kite Festival!


Set against a backdrop of unparalleled views of the Manhattan skyline, Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor, the Kite Festival will celebrate the completion of another amazing season of programming and events on Governors Island. This year’s Festival will be bigger and better than ever before. Highlights include: giant show kites by Kites in Motion, kite-making and decorating workshops with Let’s Fly Kites, kite flying competitions and clinics, and performances by Brooklyn’s favorite parent/kid band, Dad Beats, and by the dynamic, stilt-walking brass collective -- Shinbone Alley Stilt Band!


Founded in 2014 by the Brooklyn ARTery gift shop and art gallery, last year’s Governors Island Kite Festival attracted 2,000 eager participants. This year, in partnership with Governors Island Alliance and at a new location on the sunny and windswept Play Lawn and Ball Fields, the festival will be even more exciting and picturesque! We are inviting kite lovers of all ages, stripes, and skill levels – and of course, their spectators – to join us on the Island for this free, family-friendly event!

BYOK or make one with us!


Event Focus:       Children, families, arts, outdoors activities. All activities are FREE!
Event Date:          September 13th, 2015 11am-4pm
Event Location:   Play Lawn, Governors Island
Full Address:        Manhattan Ferry: 10 South Street, New York, NY 10004

Brooklyn Ferry: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6, New York, NY 11201

For more information, directions, ferry schedules and Island hours please visit our website: