Hit the deck for free boating this weekend
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
For many years, Governors Island was New York's premier home for crumbling, decrepit army barracks. Over the past few years, though, it's become home to hipper pursuits, like the much-loved art fair. City officials realized there was actual money to be made here, and in 2012 they launched a $260 mil ... More >>
Governors Island has been undergoing major revitalization since 2012, and work's not scheduled to finish there for another couple of years. But this summer, you'll have a new tasty reason to go check out the transformation: Beginning this weekend, a number of vendors from around the city will descen ... More >>
A party for old sports and flappers
Be swept away by the coolest poets today
Be a kid again on Governors Island
Governors Island throws America a Birthday party
The weekend is almost here, and if you're looking forward to spending quality time with dad on Sunday, check out the roundup of offbeat food-related Father's Day activities we posted yesterday. If you're weekend isn't revolving around celebrating Dad--or if he's game for non-Father's Day-related out ... More >>
On Sunday, the choicest day for implosions, the Trust for Governors Island will level an abandoned 11-story building on the island with 200 pounds of dynamite. Building 877 was constructed in 1968 to house Coast Guard families, but hasn't been in use since 1996. So, kaboom it will go, to make room f ... More >>
And the best vendor of 2012 is . . .
Bring your appetite to Pig Island
The finalists for the 2012 Vendy Cup, which celebrates the best food vendors in the city, have been announced. The nominees are below:
Bring your sonnets and sunscreen
Who says you're too old for games?
All of your senses have the right to be happy
Green Table Crawfish Boil On Sunday, Green Table inside the Chelsea Market will be hosting a New Orleans-style crawfish boil at 6:30 pm. According to Zagat, chef Brent Sims will be adding his secret ingredient to the peel-and-eat crustaceans, paired with unlimited beer. The Americano Flamenco Brun ... More >>
Governors Island just got a little bit cooler. While lots of exciting activities and new projects have been popping up on the little-island-that-could -- which the city finally took over in 2010 -- there are still many unused, vacant spaces on the 172-acre plot of land just south of Manhattan. ... More >>
solberpupusas.comAnd the winner is... The seventh annual Vendy Awards took over Governors Island this past Saturday.
The truth about Andy Warhol and you
Take your picnic on two wheels.We've always been fans of eating and biking. And so it made perfect sense to us that Perfect Picnic, the new picnic-delivery shop on Clinton Street, would join forces with Bike and Roll NYC. Now you can grab a bike and a locavoric bite to go.
Even though you're still probably digesting the spoils of Meatopia, it's time to start readying your colon for another carnivorous onslaught: on September 10, Pig Island will descend upon Governors Island.
Bring your armor for the Battle of Agincourt
FigmentThis weekend people will stand in kiddie pools on Governors Island and throw soaking-wet stuffed animals at one another. Or, they might sit on some cushions and throw rose petals in the air. It's all part of Figment, a participatory art festival, born on the island four years ago. Alth ... More >>
A figment of your imagination
Trust for Governors IslandDo you know this cat? She washed up on Governors Island near Water Taxi Beach last Sunday, after the torrential downpour on Saturday. According to Elizabeth Rapuano, chief of staff for the Trust for Governors Island, "She has a great personality and she seems to like ... More >>
As much stuff as one guy can operate crediblyPanda Bear/Gala Drop/Teengirl Fantasy Water Taxi Beach at Governors Island Saturday, September 11 Better Than: Watching cable news, on this day in particular He makes a hell of a racket, Panda Bear, a one-man maelstrom of stabbing synth washes, h ... More >>
"Does that mean I have a massive ego? Is there something wrong with that?" asks Panda Bear, a/k/a Noah Lennox, about his latest conquest as a solo artist. Though Lennox is the soaring, helium-voiced member of the ubiquitous Animal Collective and the man responsible for one of the most prais ... More >>
No crazies here, just art lovers
Lobster rolls, ice cream, and everything in between
Old-school Volkswagens go bumper-to-bumper
Keepaway's Mike Burakoff. All photos by Georgia Kral.The Music Slut began posting five years ago, and to celebrate, the localish pop blog invited some of its favorite bands to play to a captive audience on the Marco Polo Cruise boat Half Moon. And we must admit: cruising down the East ... More >>
Welcome to meat-lovers' paradise
This sixth-annual Vendy Awards will take place on September 25 on Governors Island, and beginning today, you can nominate your favorite vendor for the event's top honor. The Street Vendor Project, which holds the awards -- and benefits directly from the cost of the (tax-deductible) $85 ticket ... More >>
NY BrewfestCraft beer will get yet another moment in the sun this Saturday, when Brewfest descends upon the grassy expanse of Governors Island. The festival will celebrate its fourth year with suds from breweries including Brewery Ommegang, Ithaca Beer Company, Spaten, Duvel, Captain Lawrence ... More >>
Leave Manhattan and reality behind
So Saturday night Yeasayer played a free show at Governors Island (first of the season) that was apparently a summer-heralding alt.utopia for all those fortunate to get in before the ferry situation became untenable. For those who missed out (and a few who didn't!), however, well, let's just ... More >>
In yr face. Photo by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week the world learned how dangerous a truffle-flavored french fry really can be, we watched in horror as the New York Times Magazine penned a brutal takedown of M.I.A.--who retaliated by going after the journalist who wrote it, of course. Were you pe ... More >>
Full of heroinLet it be known the Beach at Governors Island website's official FAQ section, as far as rock-concert venue FAQ's go, is surprisingly enjoyable reading, though it doesn't exactly have great things to say about humanity. Of particular interest is the rapid-fire list of shit you ca ... More >>
Yes, there's still more than four months until the sixth-annual Vendy Awards, which will take place on Saturday, September 25. But given that so much about attending the Vendys involves strategy and long waits, it's never too early to start planning. Beginning today, you can order tickets for ... More >>
New York's next hot tourist destination will have 87 acres of green space, a view of the Manhattan skyline, and a moat. Governor Paterson announced today that the state is turning over control of development on a 150-acre patch of Governors Island to the Governors Island Operating Entity, w ... More >>
High ambitions from a Low Land
Assaf Shtilman/flickrAs part of the NY400 Pioneers of Change festival taking place on Governors Island this weekend, a group of Dutch artists have created the "Go Slow Cafe," where diners wear slippers, food portions are determined by how far they have traveled (i.e. a generous amount of must ... More >>
Haul out the Stimpmeter—artists design two local miniature golf courses
Creative Time hosts a free vacation
Step outside for more than 800 concerts
Musicians take to the streets in all five boroughs
Old fort inspires quick sketches by choreographers