In the Inbox today: The design team that is redesigning Governors Island will hold a series of workshops to get public input on plans for the Governors Island Park and Great Promenade on September 27 and 28:

“Give your ideas for the future Governors Island Park and Great Promenade. An acclaimed team, led by West 8, is kicking off the design process for these new open spaces. On Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, members of the design team will host a workshop to hear what kinds of activities you would like in the future park. The workshop includes a tour of the site of the future park, currently off limits to the general public. Visitors have the option of taking the tour on a Governors Island tram or by bike. After the tour, a facilitated conversation will allow you to give your feedback and impressions. The entire workshop, including the tour, will last two hours.

Governors Island is open from 10 AM to 7 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Ferries leave from the Battery Maritime Building every hour on the hour and return to Manhattan every hour on the half hour. The workshop will be offered at 10:15 AM, 12:45 PM and 3:15 PM and will end in time for participants to take the 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM or 5:30 PM ferries, respectively. Workshops begin in front of Building 110 on Governors Island.

Space is limited. If you wish to participate in the tour and workshop, you must RSVP in advance to Ellen Cavanagh of GIPEC (Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation) at Please indicate which workshop you would be able to attend and if you will take the tram tour, bring a bike or need to rent one from the kiosk on Governors Island.

If you are interested in the workshop but cannot attend at one of the scheduled times, please let Ellen Cavanagh know so GIPEC can keep you informed about future opportunities for input. For more information and a more detailed ferry schedule, please visit”

Rendering from West 8 via Curbed.