Can you believe that I lived in NYC for 9 years and had NEVER been to Governors Island? It has been on my bucket list of things I need to do in NYC this year and I finally decided to go check it out! What better reason than to celebrate Halloween?
This year the RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns had a special event on Governors Island called "Night of a 1,000 Jack O'Lanterns". I will say, I really don't think there were 1,000 pumpkins. More like 200. But the event was a lot of fun and the ferry views of Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge, and NJ were AMAZING.
Speaking of the ferry, it's open year round. For adults it's only $2 to Ride the ferry and it's totally free on weekends! And children are always free! The views of NYC are spectacular, so I highly recommend taking the time to visit.