I am not afraid to say it: I LOVE GOVERNOR’S ISLAND. And if you’re like us, home for the big Labor Day weekend, then there are even more reasons to head out on the ferry (full schedule here).
Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with Free Bike Sunday and the Pepsi Playground: Come by for this weekend’s Free Bike Sunday and borrow a bike for free, for up to one hour, courtesy of Pepsi. This Free Bike Day will be bigger and better than ever, as visitors will be able to borrow free bikes from Bike and Roll’s Pershing Hall and Colonels Row. Also, stop by the Pepsi Playground on Monday anytime from 11am to 4pm and play with free toys and lawn games. The Playground will be located on the Parade Ground, and will feature space hoppers, kick ball, croquet, touch football, giant Jenga, hula hoops, Frisbee golf and pogo sticks. Music and other activities will be happening all day long.
NYC Unicycle Festival: Saturday will be a day of unicycle races, games, shows and more. Visitors will be able to watch unicycle hockey, basketball, world record attempts, a one-wheeled show by the public and participate in games and relays. The fun starts at noon so get ready to enjoy some one-wheeled fun in the middle of the Island.
4 Heads Art Fair Opens This Weekend:The 4 Heads Art Fair returns for the fourth year in a row to Building 12. The 4heads jury has chosen 120 independent artists of merit and a select number of innovative galleries to participate in the fair, which runs every weekend in September. Each participant is granted space in Building 12, a former military barracks on the Island’s eastern shore, and is given free reign to design his or her own exhibition.
The epic scope of the 2011 fair includes 116 rooms of sculpture, photography, painting, video, sound, and object installations. While featuring artists from as far away as Switzerland and Morocco, the fair will also provide a unique venue for a large number of New York talents. Highlights this year will range from Jonathan Smith’s photographs of eerily quiet nighttime cityscapes, to Susan Camp’s sculptures made from gourds grown in moulds, to a group exhibition by NYFA’s Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, to Naomi Campbell’s work, made from x rays and light.
Each weekend there will be different events and programs in and around Building 12 as a part of the Fair. Be sure to stop by when you come out this weekend and throughout September!