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Conference Forum Journeys to Governors Island for Summer Outing

  • July 28, 2016

  • Approximately 800 yards from the southern tip of Manhattan, Governors Island is a national historic landmark district requiring a short ferry ride to get on the island. For their annual summer outing, the Conference Forum team headed on over to the island on July 27th for a festive picnic.



    Organized by The Perfect Picnic company, the team enjoyed great food with an amazing view.


    The team biked in groups of four on Surrey bikes to explore the area.


    Then it was back to Manhattan on the Ferry with beautiful views of the city.


    The outing was completed back on lower Manhattan at the brand new Pier A Harbor House for much needed cold drinks!



    We highly recommend a visit to Governors Island as a relaxing outing on a small, but historically important island helping America in the American Revolution. For almost two centuries, the Island was closed to the public, operating as a military base for the U.S. Army and, later, the Coast Guard. In 2003, the federal government sold 150 acres of Governors Island back to the people of New York, with the island’s governance and funding jointly shared by the City of New York and State of New York. The island’s remaining 22 acres were declared the Governors Island National Monument, which is overseen by the National Park Service.  In 2014, the Trust opened 30 new acres of the island to the public for the first time. The Island is still a work in progress, but the goal for NYC is to transform this little gem into an extraordinary public resource with a lively mix of uses and activities.