Governors Island and Brooklyn Bridge

Update August 11 - The Governors Island ferries may be very crowded on the day of the walk due to the Jazz Picnic. We will be boarding the 11:00 ferry, if the line is long just get in line and board the ferry and we will meet up on the island. When you get off the ferry look for the restrooms that will be on your right as you begin to walk up the hill, we will meet in the small plaza right outside the doors that lead to the rest rooms. I will be wearing a garish orange hat.

We will leave the island on the 2:00 ferry to Brooklyn; again there will be a long line for the ferry, so we may have to line up early. We will take a quick walk around the island and try to leave plenty of time to view the Jazz Picnic. We should arrive at the end of the walk at City Hall Park around 4:30.

Parts of the walk will be in open sun with no shade, please bring a hat and sunscreen.

About 9 miles total walking. We will spend about 3 hours on the island, first touring Fort Jay and Castle Williams and then walking the island and viewing the Jazz Picnic.  We will break for lunch on the island; bring your lunch or try the food trucks. About 5 miles total walking on the island.

Then, we will take another (free) ferry from Governor's Island to Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and walk along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1, walk under the Brooklyn Bridge and past Jane's Carousel, then walk across the Brooklyn Bridge back to Manhattan, ending our walk at City Hall Park. About 4 miles total walking from the ferry to City Hall.

Feel free to join us just for Governor's Island and take the ferry back to Manhattan on your own. If you do not want to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge you can join us as we walk to the bridge and catch the subway in Brooklyn.

MEET: at 10:30 a.m. at the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and take the 11:00 (free) ferry to Governor's Island.

LEADER: Tom Bergen[masked] [masked]

Contact hike leader directly if you have questions about the hike.

Free for paid annual Shorewalkers members, $3 for non-members, visit www.shorewalkers.org to join.



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  • Jacqueline

    I apologize for being a no-show. We missed our ferry connection coming in from the Jersey Shore.

    August 17

  • Jeffrey

    It was great to see Governors Island again. Thank you for leading the walk, Tom.

    1 · August 16

  • Robert L.

    A wonderful day that truly put the "shore" in Shorewalkers. Thank you Tom for putting all this together!

    1 · August 16

  • Cheryl

    Thank you very much, Tom! Informative, good pace, nice group... as always.

    1 · August 16

  • Tamara

    Thanks a lot to Tom for the wonderful walk! I've been to Governors Island before but had no clue there are so many interesting things to see there until Tom shown them to us.

    1 · August 16

  • James M. T.

    A special thanks to Tom for this beautiful day in Governors Island 1920 Jazz Party and seeing friends!

    2 · August 16

  • Rose

    Thanks for a great day Tom.

    1 · August 16

  • Rose

    Thanks for a great day Tom.

    August 16

  • Rose

    Thanks for a great day Tom.

    August 16

  • Rose

    Thanks for a great day Tom.

    August 16

  • Cindy

    Gotta cancel - have a test for school :(. Changed my RSVP - have fun

    August 13

  • louise

    Non members 20$ ? or 3$ ?s says both above. thanks

    July 12

    • Cheryl

      Shorewalkers membership for a year is $20 (unlimited free walks). $3 per walk if you are not a member.

      July 13

    • Tom B.

      Hi guys, I corrected the price to $3; it is $20 for annual membership.

      August 11

  • Tom B.

    Update August 11 - The Governors Island ferries may be very crowded on the day of the walk due to the Jazz Picnic. We will be boarding the 11:00 ferry, if the line is long just get in line and board the ferry and we will meet up on the island. When you get off the ferry look for the restrooms that will be on your right as you begin to walk up the hill, we will meet in the small plaza right outside the doors that lead to the rest rooms. I will be wearing a garish orange hat.

    We will leave the island on the 2:00 ferry to Brooklyn; again there will be a long line for the ferry, so we may have to line up early. We will take a quick walk around the island and try to leave plenty of time to view the Jazz Picnic. We should arrive at the end of the walk at City Hall Park around 4:30.

    Parts of the walk will be in open sun with no shade, please bring a hat and sunscreen.

    August 11

  • Pat

    Tom, do you think that maybe you can arrange this walk one Sunday? I would love to do this walk, but unfortunately Saturdays are difficult.

    August 11

    • Tom B.

      Hi pat, I'll try to do it again on a Sunday in September, which should make for a quiet and cool day on the island.

      August 11

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