Why spend Memorial Day weekend on your hot, sticky rooftop or with thousands of other people at one of the city’s landlocked parks? Come to the Island on Saturday (that’s today!). A trip to Governors Island today not only comes complete with a free boat ride, grass, trees and fresh air. Today is the Governors Island Alliance Family Festival, which means free outdoor entertainment for the whole family from 12 – 4 pm.
Make to sure to stop by Better Than Jam’s Pop Up Shop first to decorate your kiddles for the day’s activities. Free face painting will be expertly applied by local artists. Then it’s time to explore the rest of Nolan Park which will be abuzz with clowns, theater, music, puppet making, games, yoga for kids, free bike helmet fittings and more!
When Mom and Dad need a break from the excitement, they can step inside Better than Jam and check out the latest creations from 26 of NYC’s artisans. You’ll find handmade bags, jewelry, ceramics, paper goods, prints, housewares, hats, apparel, etc. Now’s the perfect time to find a unique gift for Dad (Father’s day, June 19th!) or for that special someone who is graduating this summer.
Can’t wait to see you! If you can’t make it out today, don’t you worry. We’ll be here until September!