Winter Solstice Celebration

Sat Dec 16, 2023
12:00pm to 5:00pm ET
Age: All
Price: FREE
Governors Island

Governors Island hosts a day full of free cel­e­bra­tions, cul­mi­nat­ing in a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry lantern parade. Head over to Colonels Row for food, fire pits, and games, along with DJ sets from the Low­er East­side Girls Club.

Event Sched­ule

12pm - Wel­come and Land Acknowl­edge­ment, George Stonefish

12:15pm - Pag­gank Wik (Nut Island Home) col­lab­o­ra­tive art instal­la­tion introduction

12:30 – 3:30pm - Sol­stice Activities

  • Low­er East­side Girls Club DJ sets
  • Col­lab­o­ra­tive art activ­i­ty with Red Hook Art Project
  • DIY Lantern Sta­tion, Sal­ly Beau­ti Twin with Chris and Melin­da Santiago
  • House to Sky, art instal­la­tion (on view through March 30, 2024)
  • Pho­to­booth
  • Gov­er­nors Island Nature Scav­enger Hunt

12:45pm - Walk­ing Tour, the Friends of Gov­er­nors Island

2pm - ​“Add Water, Make Dance” Per­for­mance & Work­shop, Cora Dance

2:45pm - Walk­ing Tour, the Friends of Gov­er­nors Island

3pm - Pag­gank Wik (Nut Island Home) Opening

3:30pm - Sol­stice Species Sashay Lantern Parade, Sal­ly Beau­ti Twin with Fogo Azul

4pm - Pro­jec­tion Par­ty at Liggett Arch, Camil­la Padgitt-Coles, Giselle Ange­les, and more

RSVP in advance, online.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.