Back in May, the three of us writing the book got a nice tour of Governor’s Island with Elizabeth Rapuano and Ellen Cavanagh of the Governor’s Island Preservation & Education Corporation. The whole idea is that this small land mass shaped like an ice cream cone just off of the southern tip of Manhattan is now becoming a great little summer spot that is practically auto free. The island was once a State park and home to Coast Guard housing. Now its owned by the city and is opened for weekends all summer long with great activities and concerts.
This weekend is the creative and interactive Figment Festival. The whole island is turned one big hands on art installation.
From their site: Figment celebrates an abundance of creativity and passion, challenging artits and our communities to find new ways to create, share, link, and dream.
On Sunday, June 13th, Time’s up will be heading to Governor’s Island with a pirate theme ride:
Be warned ye artsy landlubbers- the bike pirates are coming to takeover Figment Festival on Governor’s Island!
It’s the second annual pirate pillage of Figment!
When we board the island, several pirates will perform sea shanties on a reckless rampage that ends in the belly of a whale! Come along if ye dare!
Join us early for building pirate regalia 10:30am.
abc no rio- 156 Rivington st.
Ride leaves at 12pm prompt!
RRRRRrrr you comin’, matey?
Facebook event page.
Also Anita of Brooklynbybike.com will also be having a group ride out to the island. From her site:
New ride June 13th, 1pm to Governors Island!
This ride has two meetup locations. Meetup under the Grand Army Plaza Arch at 1pm or at at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge at 1pm.
Governors Island has more than five miles of car free biking and is the home of Figment this weekend. Plus we will be celebrating our #bikenyc buddyâ€™s birthday by playing croquet and eating and drinking to our heartâ€™s content. Join us!
Apparently Mikael Colville-Anderson of the blog Copenhagenize.com will be on the ride.