FIGMENT is a free participatory art event that is 100% volunteer-powered. FIGMENT NYC's summer-long projects include a minigolf course, treehouse, architectural pavilion, and interactive sculptures on Governors Island!

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AIANY and SEAoNY team up with FIGMENT to bring the City of Dreams Pavilion to Governors Island each summer

The Governors Cup construction. Image by Chu Yang.

There’s a stunning new architectural pavilion on Governors Island this summer, thanks to over 100 volunteers and 120 donors

The Governors Cup Pavilion hovers among a cluster of trees on the south end of the Parade Ground. CDR Studio designed and constructed the pavilion specifically for the 2014 FIGMENT program. Visitors are invited to go inside the structure made of 30,000 reclaimed plastic cups that otherwise would have been tossed in the trash. The Governors Cup is the winner of the 2014 City of Dreams Pavilion competition, part of FIGMENT NYC, an annual free participatory summer-long arts event that has returned to Governors Island for the 8th time.

FIGMENT NYC is now accepting entries for the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion design competition

The Governors Cup by CDR Studios. Photo by Cori Carl.

More photos of the Governors Cup are available at Inhabitat.


Join us this summer at the FIGMENT Minigolf, Interactive Sculptures, Pavilion, and Treehouse on Governors Island!

On June 7th and 8th, FIGMENT New York kicked off another amazing summer of free art and events on Governors Island in New York Harbor, with the FIGMENT NYC Event. It was amazing, as we welcomed 26,656 visitors who engaged with hundreds of participatory art projects in every imaginable medium. Every day for the rest of the summer (until September 21) you can visit the island to play minigolf, relax in our City of Dreams Pavilion, explore our interactive sculptures, and play in our TreeHouseTake the ferry from Manhattan or Brooklyn and enjoy one of New York's best kept secrets, a 30 acre newly-renovated park with panoramic views of they city and the statue of liberty. 

FIGMENT NYC 
Weekend

Artist Designed 
Minigolf

Interactive 
Sculptures

City of Dreams 
Pavilion

TreeHouse

June 7 & 8 June 7 to Sept 21 June 7 to Sept 21 June 7 to Sept 21 June 7 to Sept 21

Please note that the ferry now costs $2 round-trip for adults. Check out our suggestions for what to bring and what to leave at home. Explore, participate in, and enjoy our 2014 summer season.


2014 Minigolf Announced!

Governors Island to be home to a very unique 10-hole minigolf course from June 7 through Sept 21

This year’s theme is ‘New York City Now.’ 

For the 2014 Artist Designed Minigolf Course, artists were asked to re-evaluate and re-imagine what New York City is all about, at a critical moment in the city’s history, as we face our first change in city leadership in 12 years. How can our city move forward in a way that provides opportunity for everyone, in which every voice is important and can be heard? Topics from New York’s love of pizza to “Bridgegate” are explored using the populist medium of minigolf. All of FIGMENT’s work is interactive – visitors to Governors Island find it easy to pick up a golf club, ball, and scorecard and become participants in the artwork. This summer, visitors to Governors Island will be able to interact with art – and each other – in a whole new way.

Part of our Summer-Long Program, over 100,000 visitors annually have enjoyed and interacted with FIGMENT NYC’s Minigolf Course since its inception in 2008.