Getting There

FIGMENT NYC takes over Governors Island, located off the tip of Manhattan in New York Harbor. Our art projects are scattered around the island—you'll see our volunteers and artists as soon as you get off the boat. We'll be posting a map to show you where all the projects are once our curatorial team and the National Park Service have selected their final locations.

The Trust for Governors Island has visitor displays with maps throughout the island to help you navigate. They also have a PDF map on their website.

Please note that not all ferries are free, and that Governors Island will be open 7 days a week, but the Brooklyn ferry only runs on the weekends. On Saturdays and Sundays, visitors taking ferries before noon from Manhattan or Brooklyn ride free. For all other ferries to Governors Island adults can purchase $2 round-trip tickets online or at the dock for afternoon ferries. Children under 12 ride the ferry for free at all times. Please visit the Governors Island website for more information.

Ferry Schedule
Ferry service is available from Manhattan 7 days a week at the Battery Maritime Building located adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry downtown, as well as on Saturday and Sunday from Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6, at the end of Atlantic Avenue.

The ferry schedule is different each day and some ferries require a $2 round-trip ticket for adults. You can view the complete schedule on the Governors Island website.

Directions to Manhattan's Battery Maritime Building
If you are facing south, towards the Staten Island Ferry, you need to walk to your left to reach the Governors Island Ferry.

Google Map

Subway

1 to South Ferry

4/5 to Bowling Green

R to Whitehall Street

Rebuilding efforts are ongoing and may affect subway service. Visit mta.info for service advisories, updated every Friday, or call 718-330-1234.

Bus
M1 (weekdays only), M6, M9 and M15

Driving from the East Side

There is no public parking at the Governors Island ferry building. Please plan to park in one of the pay lots in Lower Manhattan.

Take the FDR Drive to Exit 1, South Ferry. As you exit, stay in the left lane and turn left around the (left) u-turn at the end of the street in front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal. The Battery Maritime Building is the historic ferry terminal just to the northeast of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. The Governors Island ferry departs from the northernmost slip of the Battery Maritime Building.

Driving from the West Side

There is no public parking at the Governors Island ferry building. Please plan to park in one of the pay lots in Lower Manhattan.

Take the West Highway around the tip of Lower Manhattan and go through the Battery Underpass. When you emerge from the Underpass, take the first exit, Exit 1, Staten Island Ferry. Stay left, and make a left-hand u-turn onto South Street going south. Stay to your turn left and make the (left) u-turn at the end of the street in front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal. The Battery Maritime Building is the historic ferry terminal just to the northeast of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. The Governors Island ferry departs from the northernmost slip of the Battery Maritime Building.

Driving using local streets

There is no public parking at the Governors Island ferry building. Please plan to park in one of the pay lots in Lower Manhattan.

Take Broadway south onto Whitehall Street. Turn left onto Water Street. Go one block and turn right onto Broad Street. Go one block and turn right onto South Street. Go to the left land, and make the (left) u-turn at the end of the street in front of the Staten Island Ferry terminal. The Battery Maritime Building is the historic ferry terminal just to the northeast of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. The Governors Island ferry departs from the northernmost slip of the Battery Maritime Building.

Directions to Pier 6 in Brooklyn

Google Map

By Subway

2/3 or 4/5 to Borough Hall

By Bus

B63 at the terminus of Atlantic Avenue, at Columbia Street