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Governors Club is NYC’s most versatile waterfront concert venue and event space, offering over 20,000 square feet of fun! Host a company luncheon, birthday party, or waterfront wedding. Come out for one of our many festivals throughout the summer to taste great craft beers and delicious food. Rock out or dance the night away at one of our concerts while gazing upon the beautiful NYC skyline.

Governors Island is open to the public 7 days a week from the end of May - September. Only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn, the fun awaits just a short ferry ride away. Just to your right upon exiting the ferry, you’ll find the Beach Grill serving up burgers, hot dogs, sausages and more, prepared fresh and served with style. For the veggie lovers, you’ll flip for the 100% veggie and vegan burgers (no soy fillers). The grill also offers a varied selection of beers on tap: Coors Light, Blue Moon, Third Shift Amber Ale, and Pacifico.

Friday 11am - 5pm

Saturday 11am - 6pm

Sunday 11am - 6pm

**Courtyard open to the public until 5pm,

Beach area until 3pm on concert days**


Part of The Lure Group family of venues, Governors Club is the only man-made beach and outdoor beer garden in New York City, hosting concerts, weddings, corporate events and birthdays - One of the most unique and sought-after venues that can be found in the city, just a short ferry ride away. Be sure to check out our other great venues throughout Manhattan: Ambrose Beer and Lobster, Clinton Hall and Slate.


No outside food or beverage.

No camelback containers on premise. 

Casual but neat attire admitted.  Admittance based on the venue's discretion. 

Directions to the Governors Island Manhattan Ferry

Ferries run from the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in lower Manhattan 7 days a week.

Sat-Sun & Holiday Mondays: Ferries leave Manhattan at 10 AM, 11 AM and then every half hour until 5:30 PM. Ferries return to Manhattan at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM and then every half hour until 7 PM.

**On special event and concerts days, ferries run continuously departing and returning to Manhattan until all guests have departed the island post-event**

By Subway
1 to South Ferry station
4, 5 to Bowling Green station
R to Whitehall St. station

By Bus
M1 (weekdays only), M6, M9, and M15

Directions to Governors Island from Brooklyn Ferries

Ferries depart from Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day and Labor Day every 30 minutes starting at 11am. The last boat to Governor's Island, leaving from Brooklyn departs at 5:30pm. 

The last ferry returning to Brooklyn departs Governor's Island at 7pm.

East River Ferry Service

Visitors can take the East River Ferry Service to Governors Island from Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

Learn more about routes and ferry schedules for the East River Ferry service.

The ferry from Brooklyn leaves from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, located at the foot of Atlantic Avenue (corner of Columbia Street):

By Subway
2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall
A,C,F to Jay St./Borough Hall
R to Court Street

By Bus
B63 to the terminus of Atlantic Avenue (at Columbia Street)