The boats run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last ferry returning to Brooklyn is at 7 p.m. The ferries run every ten or fifteen minutes.
Take a bike (or rent one on the island) and explore the 170-some acres of this historic site.
About Governors IslandThere are frequently special events, shows and exhibits at Governors Island. The opening show in 2011 is of works by award-winning American sculptor Mark di Suvero,organized by the Storm King Art Center. This is the largest outdoor show of di Suvero’s sculpture to be shown in New York City in four decades.
Governors Island is open every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Monday from May 26 – September 30. Sat-Sun and Holiday Mondays (Memorial Day and Labor Day): 10 AM to 7 PM.
Where is the Ferry to Governors Island?The free ferry from Brooklyn leaves from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, located at the foot of Atlantic Avenue (corner of Columbia Street).
2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall
A,C,F to Jay St./Borough Hall
R to Court Street
Or, by bus, take the B63 to the terminus of Atlantic Avenue (at Columbia Street)