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Governors Island May 23
Did you know that Colonels Row was once the boundary of a makeshift airfield? Or that Governors Island was home to a railway system known as the World’s Shortest Railroad? Discover centuries of the Island’s on Governors Island at Home:
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Governors Island May 22
GI’s opening has been delayed due to the effects of COVID-19 & guidance from Federal, State & Local authorities. We wish you could ship out this Memorial Day weekend, but we look forward to welcoming you back when it’s safe to do so. Our COVID-19 response:
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Governors Island May 22
See tons of creative crafting projects by 2020 GI programming organization on Governors Island at Home! Their Beam Anywhere Projects use ordinary household objects for imaginative projects for elementary thru high school students:
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Governors Island May 21
We 💚 our essential park workers on Governors Island and all NYC Parks!
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Governors Island May 21
Today, GI’s bright green foliage honors frontline workers & park workers around the world. We’re thankful for your dedication in all that you do! Look for landmarks like the Empire State Building lit up green across NYC tonight.
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Governors Island May 20
, & orgs: we've extended the deadline for our RFP for year-round tenancies in Nolan Park! Proposals for multi-year leases of flexible spaces inside 2 historic Nolan Park buildings are due Friday 6/12. More info: 📷
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Governors Island May 19
Congrats to our friends on their win today! Check out their award-winning app to see come to life on virtual photo tours of Governors Island and tons of sites across NY and beyond:
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Governors Island May 18
The beach roses (rosa rugosa) that speckle the Hills on Governors Island have started to bloom, a sure sign that summer is on its way. @ Governors Island
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Governors Island May 18
Today at 4pm, director Miranda Massie speaks on the first 2020 digital panel! Experts will discuss the relationship between COVID-19 and the crisis, and how to seize the policy moment to address the future:
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Governors Island May 16
By this point in , the South Island has almost completely turned a brilliant shade of green. You can take in the greenery from an Adirondack chair when we’re able to welcome you back this year.
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Governors Island May 15
During their 2019 season in the Admiral’s House in Nolan Park, presented a wide variety of programs, events & activities, from story weaving and artist talks to music & dance performances and more! Watch 2019 AICH video highlights on GI at Home:
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Governors Island May 15
Thanks for including us, & ! Find tons of great virtual activities including Governors Island at Home in their roundup.
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Governors Island May 15
10:30am tmrw, artist Sam Van Aken & present a digital workshop on fruit tree grafting, a way to create trees that grow multiple types of fruit, like this one flowering in the Urban Farm as part of Van Aken’s Open Orchard project. RSVP:
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Governors Island May 14
. launched the first of their 2020 GI exhibitions in virtual form today! Explore RE: SIDING, the 1st of 3 exhibitions, in augmented reality using the Pratt Virtual Exhibitions app & walk through a virtual Nolan Park house at home:
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Governors Island May 14
A new NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund launched today to support the nonprofits that help care for NYC parks and open spaces. Learn more about the Fund and how you can get involved.
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Governors Island May 14
Take a virtual photo tour on & learn about GI’s of landscape design & construction! Over the last 120 years, GI went from under 70 to 172 acres & in the last decade opened award-winning parkland by including The Hills:
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Governors Island May 13
See ’s latest virtual walk on , which features a nod to Governors Island and its past when the Lenape, the Island's first inhabitants, called it Pagganck, meaning Nut Island for its plentiful nut trees:
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Governors Island May 13
On sunny days like today, we’re thinking about relaxing in Hammock Grove. Its 50 red will be waiting when we’re able to welcome you back this year!
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Governors Island May 12
. turns 50 today! Since 2014, visitors have dug into urban at their Teaching Garden on GI, incl 5,000+ students in 2019. It’s just one part of their mission to educate & provide affordable, healthy food for all. Happy 50th, GrowNYC!
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Governors Island May 11
The Eastern Redbud trees on the Island are now in full bloom! Swipe for a reminder of what they looked like just one month ago. @ Governors Island
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