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1st Annual ShinDIG

Sat May 4, 2019
10:00am to 4:30pm

Everyone is invited to take a deep breath of spring air and DIG in the dirt with the Governor's Island team! Families can work all over the park on a series of quick, high-impact volunteer projects to help gardeners prepare the Island’s landscapes for the busy summer ahead.

After you’ve lent a hand, enjoy the rest of the day on the Island with special perks and discounts from food and recreation vendors! And celebrate a job well done with a closing party at 3pm featuring free treats, prizes, music, lawn games and more.

All ages are welcome! Bring friends, family or colleagues and sign up for one of two project shifts:
or 1pm-3pm.


  • All-day event headquarters in Colonels Row with music, food, beer garden, games, kids’ activities and more!
  • 10am-12pm: first wave of Island-wide volunteer projects
  • 1pm-3pm: second wave of Island-wide volunteer projects
  • 3pm: Closing reception with treats, prizes and giveaways

Register for your project shift in advance, a small number of on-site registrations may be available.

** Event dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the event website to verify.
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