Here are a couple of pictures Carrie and I took during a visit to Governor's Island in August 2004 (click to enlarge):
Fridays and Saturdays on the IslandVisit the Island, Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation
June 3 through September 2, 2006
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Visitors to Governors Island on Fridays and Saturdays can take self-guided tours*, picnic, play and relax in most of the National Historic Landmark District. Areas available for activities include:
* The Historic Parade Grounds, a lush open green for picnicking and recreation.
* The Western Esplanade, which offers some of the most dramatic views of New York Harbor, from the Statue of Liberty up towards the Brooklyn Bridge.
* Colonel’s Row Triangle, a park-like area between the mansions of Colonel’s Row and the majestic Liggett Hall, offers a wonderful tree-lined respite from the hustle and bustle of city living.
In addition, tours of the National Historic District (including Nolan Park and the forts) will be offered periodically during the day by the National Park Service. Ferries depart every hour on the hour from the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan (directions). The last ferry to Governors Island leaves at 3:00 pm. The Island closes at 5:00 pm.