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FAD Market & NYC Laven­der Fes­ti­val at Governor’s Island

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June 18 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Governors Island
Governors Island
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly


Shop a rotating lineup of over 30 of the city’s emerging makers, designers, artists, and small businesses for handcrafted jewelry, art, apparel, bath and body care, tableware, home furnishings, artisanal packaged food, and more.

Takes place along the tree-lined King Ave, nestled between historic early 20th century buildings, this idyllic market setting is steps away from Yankee Pier, where the Brooklyn ferries dock, and Liggett Terrace, where the food trucks rally. Also join a game of pétanque (a lawn throwing game similar to bocce and boules) with the neighboring, Carreau Club.

Also visit the NYC Laven­der Fes­ti­val for two days of tours, demon­stra­tions, mak­er work­shops, har­vest­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and fun fam­i­ly activ­i­ties at the Laven­der Field on Gov­er­nors Island — a heal­ing space for com­mu­ni­ty, bees and the earth, and the only laven­der field in New York City.

See our guide to Governor’s Island.

Smorgasburg WTC

Sample creative global treats from 10 vendors at an open-air food market flanked by colorful murals.

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Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music

Join South Street Seaport Museum in person or virtually for a round-robin of shared sea songs, featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead or request a song, and belt out the choruses.

See our guide to the Seaport.

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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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play:groundNYC’s The Yard

Get creative at a 50,000 square-foot adventure playground stocked with loose parts, tools and space for kids to play, imagine and dream big.

See our compete guide to Governor’s Island.

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