Governors Island Day Trip

Picnic Point

Attraction | South Governors Island, New York, New York

Photo by JMKlamm

Picnic Point

From the day trip trip Picnic with the Past on Governors Island

Ten derelict apartment buildings were torn down to create the grassy expanse of Picnic Point that lounges along Governors Island's southwest coast with incredible sightlines onto the State of Liberty (the absolute best you can get from shore). The parkland here offers scattered hammocks, red Adirondack chairs, and industrial picnic tables tucked into reclaimed shipping containers. Three acres have also recently been cultivated with heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, squash, and lettuce by Added Value, a Brooklyn-based community farm. The locally grown items are intended for use at Water Taxi Beach (see below) and sold at a seasonal farm stand. Free;


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