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The First-Ever Governors Island Winter Village Is Now Open

Justine Golata Justine Golata

The First-Ever Governors Island Winter Village Is Now Open

His­toric Colonels Row has gotten a complete winter makeover!

The Trust for Gov­er­nors Island announced earlier this month that Governors Island will officially welcome it’s first-ever Winter Village on December 17, and the day is finally here!

Visitors of every age can partake in nearly every seasonal activity imaginable. The Village features a 5,000-square foot skat­ing rink, crackling fire pits, warm beverages, lawn games, and even bike & sled rentals!

We are so excit­ed to wel­come all New York­ers to the first pub­lic win­ter sea­son on Gov­er­nors Island. From ice skat­ing to hot choco­late by the fire, the Gov­er­nors Island Win­ter Vil­lage will pro­vide vis­i­tors of all ages with plen­ty of cold-weath­er fun and fes­tiv­i­ties while serv­ing as an amaz­ing kick-off to our inau­gur­al win­ter sea­son,” shared Clare New­man, Pres­i­dent and CEO of the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island.

The ice rink provides a breathtaking backdrop of the city skyline. Visitors are welcome to skate on Fri­days (12pm-5pm), week­ends (10am to 5pm) and on New York City pub­lic school hol­i­days, but we encourage you to take advantage of their “Free Admission Fridays,” offering visitors rink access every Friday at no cost. Skate rentals are available for $8.

Once you work up an appetite from skating, head over to Little Eva’s and try dishes from their new seasonal menu or stop by one of the amazing food trucks for some delicious bites. Afterwards, grab a steamy cup of hot cocoa and get cozy by the fire. Beyond the ice rink, NYers will be able to enjoy plenty of winter activities seven days a week.

Mer­ritt Birn­baum, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Friends of Gov­er­nors Island said, Gov­er­nors Island is already New York City’s favorite des­ti­na­tion for fun in the sun, and we look for­ward to wel­com­ing vis­i­tors to expe­ri­ence a whole new sea­son of activ­i­ties in this spe­cial place.”

In all of this holiday hysteria, don’t forget to make your ferry reservations. Click here to do so!

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