May 25, 2010

Treasure Chest Discovered on Governors Island!

Set sail for adventure this summer with a unique day trip to historic Governors Island, where a crew of {NewNew} artists and craftspeople will be commandeering one of the locale's original dwellings and transforming it into a one-of-a-kind boutique of handmade treasures. Landlubbers can shop for original artwork, jewelry, glass, ceramics, textiles and other handmade items from June 5th through September 6th. Visitors will be treated to an exceptional shopping experience in an unusual setting.

Many of the {NewNew} artists drew their inspiration from the island's rich history. For almost two centuries, Governors Island was a military base-home to the US Army and Coast Guard. Due to changing needs in operations, the Coast Guard closed and "mothballed" the island in 1996. New York's leaders recognized the Island's potential, and in 2003 the federal government sold most of the Island to the people of New York for one dollar. Today the Governors island Preservation and Education Corporation oversees 150 acres of the Island, while the National Park Service manages the balance; the 22 acre Governors Island National Monument which includes two 1812 era forts.

The Island is only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. It is a world unto itself, unique and full of promise: with great new public space for picnics and relaxing and a mix of educational, not for profit, and commercial facilities. A fabulous place for natives and out of towners to come explore!

There are two ferries that will take you to Governors island

Free ferries run ever Friday- Sunday. Visit for a full schedule.
Subways to Ferry: 4/5 to Bowling Green & R to Whitehall Street.

Free ferries run every Saturday and Sunday
Visit for a full schedule

June 5- September 5
Fridays 10:30-4
Saturdays-Sundays 10:30-6

Visit The {NewNew} house 6B in Nolan Park.


kwr221 said...

Ooh, Maybe I can go this summer! :-)Is it everyday or only on the weekends?

Jack Blue said...

how exciting--cant wait to come see you all!!

KimmChi said...

every Friday, saturday and sunday - the island is closed to the public the other days

KimmChi said...

and we'll have some surprise partnerships all summer long