A former Army warehouse (Building 110) embedded in the midst of Governors Island’s picturesque landscapes, expansive waterfront views, and unique historic architecture, LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island – with 20 studios for visual artists, two rehearsal spaces for performing artists, and a Gallery space – is multipurpose, multidisciplinary arts center for both artists and audiences alike.

Throughout the year, LMCC’s Arts Center is a shared, multidisciplinary space where participating artists can experience a retreat-style residency just a short ferry ride from the frenetic buzz of the city. While on the Island, artists develop their practice and create new works, drawing inspiration from the unique location, as well as the community of fellow visual and performing artists-in-residence that forms in the space.

During the summer season, LMCC and artists-in-residence welcome visitors into both the Gallery and the studios. As a visitor this summer, you can look forward to discovering new artists, engaging with the artistic process, and enjoying the experience of art-going in this stunning parkland setting.

The public access season begins May 24, please see below for upcoming events.

Governors Island, in 2014, will be open seven days a week for the first time. Ferries will run from Lower Manhattan all seven days and will also run from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day and Labor Day. All weekday and weekend afternoon ferries from Brooklyn and Manhattan are $2 round trip for adults. Children under 12 ride for free at all times and senior citizens’ fares are half price. Morning ferries (10 AM and 11 AM) on Saturdays and Sundays are free for all. There is no surcharge for bicycles.

Visitors will be able to purchase ferry tickets at the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan or at Pier 6 in Brooklyn. Tickets will also be available for purchase online in advance. A season pass will also be available for purchase online. More information about the season pass and the purchase of advanced tickets will be provided in coming weeks.

A full ferry schedule is available at govisland.com.


May 24–September 28, 2014:

Monday–Friday and Sunday 12:00–5:00pm

Saturday 10:00am–5:00pm

Holiday Mondays (Holidays Memorial Day and Labor Day, 12:00–5:00pm)