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

Archeological Dig

From 4 PM7 PM on Thursday Sept. 17.
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A fascinating archaeological site uncovered last winter during reconstruction on Governors Island.

This site was uncovered last winter during reconstruction on Governors Island.

Join a team of archaeologists and explore the remnants of one of the oldest settlements in New York City. Dating back nearly four centuries, this small village was the only civilian community on the military island. Its few remaining inhabitants were forced to evacuate in the 1950s and the town had since been forgotten, until demolition workers accidentally stumbled onto the site.


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.

--> Last entrance at 6.30 PM!

Credits:

The presentation of The Archaeological Dig was made possible through generous funds from Flanders House, the new cultural forum of Flanders (Belgium) in the United States. Additional funding was made possible by the Flemish Community, the City of Antwerp, JetAirways and G.I.P.E.C. Presented in association with The Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation and Flanders House

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