Thank Grey Goose for Governor’s Island’s Late Night Saturdays
If you are looking for the perfect escape from the city — Governor’s Island is the best option for you. Thanks to Grey Goose, who began sponsoring the late night Saturday ferry service in June, the rest of the Island has followed suit to keep its doors open until 11pm, positioning it to be the new late-night hangout! With plenty of activities for both day and nighttime fun, the Island has quickly become the “IT” destination of the summer.
From lower Manhattan, take the eight-minute ferry (with the $3 coast covered by Grey Goose on Saturdays!) over to the Island and start out with a refreshing cocktail at Island Oyster, the chic outdoor cocktails and oysters waterfront bar with a skyline view of Lower Manhattan.
Once you’ve had time to take in the view, hop on a rental bike and pedal around the island — taking in the car-less, peaceful grass covered hills and the island’s historic homes. Several of the other food and drink vendors at Liggett Terrace and Soissons Landing East have also added late night hours, extending your sunset dinner dates and bachelorette party evenings across the island.
2018 overall has been a big year for Governor’s Island — hosting two giant public artworks by Jacob Hashimoto, adding an “ice” skating rink, opening a taco stand and a glamping site, and starting their first ever monthly outdoor movie nights.