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Governors Island is now open to the public year-round, every day from 7am-6pm. Ferries run daily from Manhattan, click here to view an updated ferry schedule.

Governors Island is now open to the public year-round, every day from 7am-6pm. Ferries run daily from Manhattan, click here to view an updated ferry schedule.

Corporate Opportunities

Gov­er­nors Island wel­comes cor­po­rate part­ners for fun and reju­ve­nat­ing employ­ee engage­ment events, impact­ful team-build­ing vol­un­teer activ­i­ties and oppor­tu­ni­ties to spon­sor the Island’s pop­u­lar pub­lic programs.

Equi­table open spaces are key to New York City’s recov­ery. The Friends of Gov­er­nors Island wel­comes you to part­ner with us to make the Island a more beau­ti­ful and wel­com­ing place for all New York­ers this sum­mer, and for years to come. Join us for:

  • Out­door Team Retreats
  • Employ­ee Vol­un­teer Days
  • Mar­ket­ing Sponsorships

Just eight minutes by ferry from lower Manhattan, Governors Island feels like a world away from the city with its lush landscapes, lively waterfront eateries and limitless outdoor recreation opportunities. At 172 acres (equivalent to 75 square city blocks), the Island offers expansive open space to gather safely.

We’ll take care of all the details for a perfect outing
Our team will work with you to design a customized outing for your group, giving you insider access to the Island's best features, like:

  • bikes for enjoying 7 miles of car-free paths
  • fully-catered picnic experience
  • customized tours
  • games and activities, like an Island-wide scavenger hunt

The Island is ideal for leadership trainings, corporate retreats, team-building exercises and company picnics. Book your event today!

Your company will join like-minded companies who've partnered with Governors Island.

More information: Governors Island Corporate Retreats


Give your employees the opportunity to donate their time while enjoying fresh air and spectacular views.

Let us curate your ideal volunteer day
Our team will work with you to design the perfect outing for your group, centered around a hands-on, team-building gardening project that will have a tangible impact on the Island’s landscapes.

With limited financial resources for gardening maintenance, we rely on volunteers to keep the Island’s landscapes lush and welcoming for all. Contributions for volunteer events are tax-deductible less the value of goods received, in accordance with New York State law. Book your volunteer day.

Thank you to our corporate volunteer program partners:

Thank you to our corporate volunteer supporters:

More information: Governors Island Corporate Volunteering


Become a Governors Island sponsor and align your brand with one of NYC’s most vibrant destinations.

Benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Prominent brand promotion and diverse product sampling opportunities
  • Activation in front of an engaged audience of thousands per day
  • Unique hospitality experiences for your team and clients
  • Building goodwill with your stakeholders and customers

More information: Marketing Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn More

To learn more about corporate retreats, volunteering or sponsorship opportunities on Governors Island, contact: corporate@friendsgi.org

Ensuring Visitor Safety
The Island is following all recommended health protocols including ensuring ferry safety with reduced capacity, advance ticketing, social distancing, and masks required onboard. Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations are available around the Island, and food and activity vendors are also following increased safety protocols and social distancing guidelines.

Flexible Event Cancellation Policy
Due to COVID-19, an adjusted cancellation fee policy is in effect for 2021 events. In case of cancellation as a result of government restrictions due to COVID-19 that would materially impact the event, all fees will be refunded.