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I always wanted to go there...
July 14 - Harry Chapin: A Celebration in Song
July 21 - Richie Havens
July 28 - Ribbon of Highway/Endless Skyway: A Tribute in the Spirit of Woody Guthrie
"Folks on the Island"
there is another set of shows in August too
In the Pocket: A World of Music Festival presented by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Saturdays, August 4-25, 2007, at 1:00 p.m.
August 4, 2007
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
August 11, 2007
August 18, 2007
August 25, 2007
July 12, 2007 4:15 PM
My advice to people living in NYC or Brooklyn is to go everywhere & anywhere...I lived in NY for 10 years and I regret not going to all the boroughs & islands, etc ..Now when I come back I rarely have time to get anywhere then where I need to be...but I know there were plenty of weekends in the spring & summer that I could have spent exploring different parts of NY that I just didn't...most are just a subway ride away ....or better yet in the summer a ferry ride....!
July 12, 2007 4:15 PM
July 12, 2007 4:21 PM
Beef Brigade playing out on smitty's island few hours north of Far Rockaway, playing behind Sam's Crab Palace, or it might just be in my garage depends on a couple factors, either fuckin good time, bring cold beer pls
Dale Jenkins |
July 12, 2007 4:22 PM
I went last Saturday and saw Odetta. Piece of advice: get there early. The ferry only runs every hour. The show was at 1:30 prompt and there was a loooong line when I showed up at 12:30 for the 1:00pm ferry. I JUST made it on, but plenty of people amassed behind me had to wait an hour for the next one at 2:00. Same thing getting back and I suspect there may even be a bigger crowd for Richie Havens. He's amazing.
Max Power |
July 12, 2007 4:45 PM
Went to the Michael Arenella and the Dreamland Orchestra show in early June there, along with some guys in their white linen suits and dates in pseudo-vintage outfits. The island makes for a good park layout - it's one of the nicest areas of parkland around Lower Manhattan and the excursion aspect is pretty sweet.
Supposedly there are also River Taxis from Brooklyn now.
July 12, 2007 5:18 PM
I grew up on Governor's Island, back when it was a Coast Guard base. It's really a beautiful place (I keep hoping they'll turn it into a CUNY campus) and an incredible location in the city. I visited last summer and most of the island is off-limits, but there's still plenty to see. I'll definitely try for the Richie Havens concert, and Toubab Krewe has a good sound too.
chris keane |
July 12, 2007 7:04 PM
isn't that where they bury dead homeless people?
July 13, 2007 11:09 AM
The city is making a push to develop Governors Island, and music shows are a decent start. That being said, it's a pretty dismal place, ample city views, water and air notwithstanding, but all these deserted buildings and just lack of ...anything out there is weird. I went last summer and it's just kind of a dead zone - maybe some live music can help. I'm waiting for the water/theme park to go up.
Lazy river, anyone?
July 13, 2007 11:19 AM
hart island is where they bury the dead homeless people
July 13, 2007 11:50 AM
This past weekend was the Michael Arenella/Dreamland Orchestra gig............old cars, old clothes, old music........brilliant! First time ever on Gov.'s Island, and I wanted to move in..........peaceful, open, green, like my own back yard. Or it would be my own back yard. I'll be back, under any guise, music, picnic, ferry ride, anything at all, to get out there and hang............I can't wait for the B&B..........I'm ready to book a night!
Ellen Christine |
June 13, 2008 6:40 PM
I lived in GI for 4yrs
October 2, 2008 9:40 AM
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