New Island Festival. Created by Dutch artists. Governors Island september 10-20

Touch the history of Governors Island

An amazing archaeological site exclusively open to the public from September 10th till October 11th.

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In 2009 the southern half of the Island was opened to the public for the first time. Now, researchers are mining the area for clues about New York’s past. The Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC) has agreed to temporarily make the site available for viewing.

From September 10th until October 11th, the site is exclusively open to the public.

Sept. 10 – Sept. 13 the site is open every:

Thursday; 4:00 – 7:15p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 11:00a.m. – 7:15p.m.
Last Entrance at 6:45 p.m.

Sept. 17 – Sept. 20 the site is open every:
Thursday; 4:00 – 7:00p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 11:00a.m. – 7:00p.m.
Last Entrance at 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 – Oct. 11 the site is open every:
Friday: 10.30am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10.30am – 6pm
Last Entrance half hour before closing.

Admission to the Archeological Dig requires tickets. Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults $5
Children (3-12 years): $3
Children (< 3 years) and surviving residents of the disappeared hamlet: Free

Free with all-access Festival Passport


The archaeological team is lead by Pro. Luc D’Hoe (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium).