Field Trip—Governors Island
Located in the shadow of the modern New York City skyline, Governors Island is the oldest European settlement in New York. A former U.S. Army military base and U.S. Coast Guard station, 92 acres of the island are open to the public during the summer. A short ferry ride from Lower Manhattan will get you there to picnic, photograph, and enjoy gorgeous views as well as a wide array of cultural activities. We will meet at the Battery Maritime Building, located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan, at 12:15 PM. We will take the ($2) 12:30 PM ferry to the island. If you wish to arrive earlier on the island, you can save the fare:
"There is no fare on 10 AM, 11 AM and 11:30 AM ferries from Manhattan on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also no fare on the 11 AM and 11:30 AM ferry from Brooklyn on Saturdays and Sundays. These ferries are free to all."
For more info: http://www.govisland.com/html/visit/directions.shtml
You can get to the terminal via subway (#1 to South Ferry; #4 or 5 to Bowling Green; R to Whitehall Street) or by bus (M5 Limited, M15 local, M15 SBS, and M20 to their southern-most stops). Rita Russo is the leader: <[masked]> Please RSVP at right. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase something from one of the food courts or vendors.
There is no charge for this event except for $2 ferry fare. Food is Dutch.