FIGMENT NYC is a free, inclusive, and participatory arts event on Governors Island. Attracting tens of thousands for the past eleven years, this family-friendly festival is an explosion of creative energy and imagination, perfect for adults and kids alike. Governors Island's sprawling green lawns and colonial mansions become an immersive new playground where anything is possible.
Transcending white-walled galleries and don't-touch-that museums, FIGMENT NYC invites you to actively engage with the art: you can touch it, smell it, paint it, talk to it, dance with it, play with it, and learn from it through direct participation and experimentation. Participatory art creates dynamic collaborations between the artists, the audience, and the environment. You are invited to experience innovative installations, mobile art, performance art, dance and theater, social experiments, video projections, and plenty of music, DJs, and sound art. Create something new and make friends in FIGMENT's games, workshops, arts & crafts stations, costume tents, community building projects, lectures & seminars on participatory art and culture, and who knows what else!
A full list of artists and projects, along with a schedule of events, is available on the organizers' website.
Visitors are invited to bring their own participatory art projects, too.