Friday, September 19, 2008

Visit the Island... Governor's Island that is

This former military base is being revitalized as public space and you can visit on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until October 12th. There are free ferries to take you there (and bring you back ;) leaving near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal at Battery Park. Another bonus is that you can see the waterfalls exhibit from the island and on the ferry, like in the photo above.

Governor's Island has a site full of information and historical facts. You can also find out the schedule of events. Here is what's going on this weekend:

Friday, September 19th – Sunday, September 21st: Free Bike and Kite Weekend

All weekend, visitors can borrow a bike for up to one hour entirely for free. Free Bike Weekend, like the Free Bike Fridays program on Governors Island, is sponsored by Transportation Alternatives. Bikes are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Also, the first 250 visitors each day will be given a kite to fly on the Island’s Parade Ground.

While Pumpkin is too small to fly a kite, she'd love to chew on it!

[photo used under the CC license. photo links to photographer]

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