Family Fun Day 2016


11 AM - 4 PM


Family Fun Day invites you to celebrate Memorial Day on Governors Island, NYC’s shared space for art and play. TimeOut NY just named us Number One Park for Families - check it out!

Featuring live theater, music, games, arts & crafts and other creative activities, this completely free event is not to be missed. Hone your improvisation skills with Story Pirates, be amazed by Mario the Magician and his inventions, show off your mad dance moves to Grammy Award-winning Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets, march along with Shinbone Alley Stilt Band, unleash your inner artist with the Children’s Museum of the Arts, make your own puppet with Lisa Abbatomarco, learn about historic forts from National Park Service rangers, become a compost pro with Earth Matter, paint birdhouses for Governors Island’s hatchlings, and much more!

All performances and activities are family-friendly and FREE to the public.

The festival takes place in the Island’s historic district. With its open grassy areas, tall shady trees, and charming 19th century cottages, it’s the perfect place for watching the performances, playing games and ­picnicking!  


Event location: Nolan Park, Governors Island


MANHATTAN FERRY at Battery Maritime Building, 10 South Street: subway 1 to South Ferry, 4, 5 to Bowling Green, R to Whitehall Street, 2, 3 to Wall Street; Bus M5 Limited, M15 Local, M15 SBS, M20

BROOKLYN FERRY at Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park: subway 4, 5, 2, 3 to Borough Hall, A, C, F to Jay Street-MetroTech; Bus B63

*Ferries are free before noon and $2 round trip between noon and closing. Children under 12 ride free!