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The Hills Are Unveiled at Governors Island

, New York City | Arts & Culture , History

After more than two centuries as a military installation, The Hills Are Unveiled at Governors Island. The historic Governors Island continues its transformation into a buzz worthy recreational and cultural destination with the opening of the Hills on July 19. Consisting of four landscaped peaks over 10 acres, the Hills offer a variety of terrains—low-lying Grassy Hill, which faces back toward the island and Manhattan; playful Slide Hill, designed for kids, which, as its name implies, features actual slides; Discovery Hill’s site-specific sculpture; and Outlook Hill, the highest of the four, providing panoramic views of the harbor. Ferries to Governors Island leaves from Lower Manhattan all seven days and runs from Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 on Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day. The island is open daily through September 25. Governors Island is a former military outpost—it played a role in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and the Coast Guard used it until the mid-1990s. Today, the 172-acre island has blossomed into a recreational oasis just off the Lower Manhattan shore. A free seven-minute ferry ride brings fun-seekers to an idyllic setting where they can cycle (with their own wheels or a rented pair from Bike and Roll), picnic with a great view or enjoy free programming including art exhibitions, concerts and sporting events. Meanwhile, much of the island's military architecture lives on as the Governors Island National Monument. Visit govisland.com for more information. Source: nycgo.com Image: govisland.com

Event Details

    July 19, 2016 - Sept. 25, 2016
    01:00 AM - 11:00 PM