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Join fellow New York Internationals on July 20th, when we'll be heading over to Governors Island for an awesome afternoon! We've reserved a grill and picnic space and will plan for a day of meeting new people, food, fun and some sports mixed in. We hope to play kickball, ultimate frisbee and some other sports during the day.
HOW TO GET THERE:
For just a few dollars, Governors Island is accessible via Ferry from Pier 11 in Manhattan OR from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park on the weekends. You can have a look at the NYC ferry schedule here: https://www.ferry.nyc/routes-and-schedules/route/governors-island/
WHAT TO BRING:
- A blanket to lie on
- Sunscreen and insect repellent is suggested
- Food (for the grill or pre-prepared) to share (international food is a plus!)
- Your favorite non-alcoholic beverages to share (small coolers are a plus!)
- Your favorite sports equipment (eg: soccer balls, kick balls, baseball glove/ball, badminton, frisbees, etc)
WHAT WE WILL HAVE ON SITE:
- Grill and 2 picnic tables reservation
- BBQ coal and lighter fluid
- Basic condiments (ketchup, mustard)
- Garbage bags and paper towels
- Plastic cutlery, cups, plates and napkins
** IMPORTANT NOTES **
* Please comment in the event discussion what you plan to bring regarding food and bevs!
* To help pay for the grill reservation and some of the basic stuff listed above, we will collect a nominal $5 per person cash contribution at the event to cover those costs.
* No pets or alcohol can be brought onto the island, though I've seen people drinking cider/wine/beer at picnics inconspicuously. Alcoholic drinks can be purchased on the island in designated locations. More info on island rules are here: https://govisland.com/visit-the-island/rules