The Trust for Governors Island recently announced the return of this year’s Winter Village on Governors Island, and it’s now officially open! This will be the second year for the seasonal destination after last year’s inaugural success!
Visitors of every age can partake in nearly every festive activity imaginable. The Village features a 7,500-square foot skating rink, crackling fire pits, warm beverages, lawn games, and even bike & sled rentals!
“The secret is out: Governors Island is truly a magical place all year long, and we are so excited to welcome New Yorkers back to the Winter Village,” said Clare Newman, President and CEO of the Trust for Governors Island. “In addition to some pretty spectacular skating, Winter Village visitors will once again be able to enjoy some of the same amazing food trucks, exciting programming, and stunning landscapes that make Governors Island a great place to visit all year long.”
The ice rink provides a breathtaking backdrop of the city skyline. Visitors are welcome to skate from Thursday through Sunday and on New York City public school holidays. According to their website, skate admission is free on Thursdays and “Free Admission Fridays” are walk-up only.
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.
“Regardless of the time of year, Governors Island is always a must-visit destination, and the second-annual Winter Village has something for everyone,” said Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine.
In all of this holiday hysteria, don’t forget to make your ferry reservations. Click here to do so!
When: Now – Feb. 2023
Where: Governors Island