GOVERNOR'S ISLAND, LABOR DAY WEEKEND
|Creative sculptures on the lawn by the mini golf course.|
|Last year's Unicycle Festival. From espn.com|
Visiting Governor's Island today with my daughter gave me a deeper appreciation for this weekend getaway. I've come to love it over the years for its leftover military accents, sprawling lawns, and art and music offerings. But today I was reminded of the Island's penchant for quirky festivals and how cool it is that they even have them. Like Roaring Twenties' festivals, Pig Island, and today's offering, the NYC Unicycle Festival. Governor's Island gives us a lot to explore and experiment with.
Sophia and I took the first ferry out to Governor's Island: the 10am. When we got off the ferry, we strolled through Nolan Park and its maze of cobbled walkways and giant oak trees. The Island is almost dead quiet at 10:15am, far different than the atmosphere that will ensue in about two hours. We cut across the big lawn - past the mini golf course - to get to the festival.
It was cool watching unicyclists and first-timers try their hands at riding a unicycle, all contributing to a circus-like atmosphere today on the Island.