New York Times | By Daniel McDermon
A lot of things have changed on Governors Island since 2008, when work began to turn the rundown former Coast Guard base into a grand park in New York Harbor. Ferry service now runs seven days a week during the season. You can drink the water. And acres of open space have been built where drab military housing once stood.
One thing that hasn’t disappeared: The Governors Island Art Fair, now in its 10th year, opens on Saturday and runs every weekend through Oct. 1. The fair is larger now, and it has moved among several different buildings. But its homegrown ethos is intact, and admission is still free. (A round-trip ferry may cost you $2, though.) Organized by 4heads, a nonprofit arts organization, this year’s fair includes about 100 artists, who will fill the former officers’ houses known as Colonels’ Row as well as Liggett Hall, designed by McKim ..read more
Image | Ferry passengers arriving at Governors Island | Credit Beth J. Harpaz/Associated Press