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!