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African Film Festival Family Day Celebration

African Film Festival Family Day Celebration

Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Governors Island
Governors Island
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All


Join African Film Festival for free activities including short films, storytelling, needle arts, double-dutch, and dance and drum workshops led by world-renowned instructors, all celebrating Africa and the diaspora.

See our guide to Governors Island.


Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion

Take a multi-sensory journey through the golden, sensuous and revolutionary art of the Viennesse painter Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Be immersed in his iconic works, projected on marble walls, towering columns, stained glass skylights and coved ceilings of a historic former bank using unique, cutting-edge mapping technology, synchronized to an original soundtrack.

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Longines Global Champions Tour

Olympic, international and national eques­tri­an jump­ing champions compete with stunning views on Governors Island. Cheer on the GCL home city team, New York Empire competing with the top teams in the world.

Free admission to a public tribune with first-come-first-served seating and an Exhibition Village at the showground with variety of shops, food and beverage…

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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Solve puzzles, perform experiments, play state-of-the-art computer simulations and find out how corn is like a dog in this interactive, family-friendly space. Explore scientific principles behind Native innovations and technologies that are so ingenious, many remain a part of our daily lives.

See our complete guide to National Museum of the American Indian –…

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Battery Playscape

Explore a new playground with five ecology zones—Bluff, Marsh, Dune, Meadow, and Riverbed– in resilient design, post-Superstorm Sandy when the park survived the full force of the 15-foot storm surge and became a focal point of sea level rise. Lyrical patterns of water illuminate the portal, fence, and custom seating. Daylight filters through the punctuated…

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Nelson A. Rockefeller & Teardrop Park

Frolic on wide waterfront lawns and explore multiple playgrounds plus gardens, public art pieces, and a sheltered pavilion.

In Rockefeller Park, climb large jungle gyms with swinging bridges, netting, slides, poles and more. Ride a pedal-powered merry-go-round and dig in multiple sandboxes and a handicapped-accessible sand table. In warm weather, be sprayed by an elephant…

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Hymn to the Big Wheel

Walk through a rainbow and explore the illusion and physicality of color and natural light in space in Liz West’s giant sculptural work, Hymn to the Big Wheel.

See our guide to Brookfield Place

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