spend the holiday weekend on Governors Island – updated July 3rd & 4th concert info (and how to take a ferry to Passion Pit)
"Gone to Governors" (more by Ryan Muir)
Wednesday, June 30th
Updated Ferry Information
Doors open at 5:00PM, show is at 6:00PM.
ALL Ferries for Passion Pit will be departing regularly from lower Manhattan at the North end of the Battery Maritime Building ONLY starting at 5:00PM - 10 South Street, New York, NY. The Battery Maritime Building is easily accessible from the the 2-3, JMZ, and AC subway stops.
Returning ferries from Governors Island will run approximately every 20 minutes back from the Island all evening. Please note that returning ferries may stop at either the Battery Maritime Building OR Pier 11 (Wall Street & South Street) which is only a few hundred yards North of the Battery Maritime Building and also accessible to the the 2-3, JMZ, AC subway stops.
Passion Pit is not free. You must have a ticket to get on the ferry and the show is sold out. And by "show is at 6", they mean Suckers play at 6pm sharp.
Note also that tonight's Passion Pit show is not on "the Beach". The Beach, where Yeasayer and the Morning Benders played free shows, is the smallest of the three "venues" on Governors Island. Passion Pit play Colonel's Row which is about double the size of the Beach. M.I.A. and Rock the Bells happen at the even bigger space which is more than double the size of Colonel's Row.
This holiday weekend there are three free shows on Governors Island. Note the updated lineups:
- July 3rd - Portugal. The Man w/ Alberta Cross & Hopewell
(Doors: 6:00 pm/ Show: 8:00 pm)
- July 4th - Rosanne Cash (2 PM - 4 PM)
- July 4th - She & Him w/ Oakley Hall (4:00 pm Show)
Portugal and She & Him are part of the "Gone to Governors" series which is presented by Converse (and take place on the Beach). All shows are first come first served. Check thebeachconcerts.com website for updated ferry info on the day of those shows, and the official ferry schedule for getting there early.
There is also a Victor Calderone event on the Beach of Governors Island on July 4th from 6pm - 2am, so I guess She & Him is over before then. The switchover of crowds should be interesting.
"Please note: Due to location of fireworks, they cannot be seen from Governors Island"
Lucero play a free show on the Beach with J-Roddy Walston and The Business (recently added) & TBA on July 10th. More of the schedule is HERE.