Governors Island Audio Tour

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This audio tour is a collaboration between Open House New York, the Trust for Governors Island, and Gesso. Trace the evolution of Governors Island, just an eight-minute ferry ride from Lower Manhattan, as your movements around the island automatically trigger site-specific audio stories, uncovering the island’s transformation from military outpost to scenic refuge. Once known by the Lenape people as Pagganack, or Nut Island, Governors Island is a home to an impressive array of cultural, environmental, educational, and recreational offerings. Bring your headphones, choose your path using our interactive map, and immerse yourself in stories about Castle Williams, New York Harbor School, Liggett Hall, permanent art installations, and more.


Hosted by: Gesso

Henna Wang

Henna Wang

SWS Grand Jury 2024

Hi! I am Henna Wang, an art historian and sociologist deeply interested in human creativity and connection. My work across the arts and international development sectors have prepped me for my most important role yet: as Co-founder and Co-CEO of Gesso. Ges...

Near Governors Island, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

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