Saturday, June 8, 2013

What I Saw: Governors Island & Figment NYC


Every year Governors Island hosts Figment NYC, a large scale interactive art festival. We decided to make an afternoon of it.

We biked to Brooklyn Bridge Park to meet up with a friend and from there hopped on the free ferry to Governors Island. This ferry runs on the weekends from Pier 6. It's normally pretty crowded but hey, it's a free ride. 

Once we arrived there was a lot to see and do. I loved "Head In The Clouds", an entire structure made from plastic bottles.
The outer structure was constructed from gallon milk jugs and the interior was covered with plastic water bottles that held a small amount of blue water. It was beautiful and the perfect place to eat the first Mister Softee cone of the summer.
There was free putt-putt and a lot of large scale installations all around the island. This is a very family friendly event and it also seems to attract a lot of the neo-hippie Burning Man crowd. Made for a lot of good people watching.

We ended up taking the East River Ferry back home. It's still one of my favorite things to do in New York. The sunset never disappoints.

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