4pm - 12am
Governors Beach Club, Governors Island, NYC
Rain or shine, subject to safety requirements
18 and over with valid state issued photo ID
This event was originally scheduled to take place as an All Ages event at Randall's Island Park. Out of concern for the event lawn at Randall's Island, following damage from heavy rains in early June, we have opted to relocate the event to Governors Beach Club. As a result, this event is now for ages 18 and over only.
Round-trip ferry included
Ferries for this event depart from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street in Manhattan, beginning at 4pm and continuing approximately every 30 minutes to Governors Island. Look for the signs with the Made logo.
1 to South Ferry station OR
4, 5 to Bowling Green station OR
R to Whitehall St. station
By Bus M6, M9, or M15
There is NO PARKING at the ferry terminal.
Governors Beach Club is located just steps away from where the ferry lands on Governors Island.
The proceeds from the event will be contributed to three NYC local charities- the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Mariachi Academy of New York, and the Urban Farm program of Randall's Island Park Alliance.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
The Bronx Museum of the Arts connects diverse audiences to the urban experience through its permanent collection and special contemporary art exhibitions. The Museum's education department welcomes over 10,000 students annually through the Group Visits Program, where students are guided through the Museum by teaching artists followed by a hands-on creative art activity. The Group Visits program often represents the first time many students have visited a cultural institution. A teacher remarked in a written evaluation that the Group Visits taught how the visual arts can serve as "political expression and as a medium for social change, giving kids an opportunity to express their own interpretations." Currently 75 Bronx schools participate in the Group Visits Program, and with additional support, we look forward to reaching many more students in the Bronx.
The Mariachi Academy of New York
The Mariachi Academy of New York (MANY) is a non-profit 501c3 organization devoted to preserving the rich heritage of mariachi to youth in New York. It intends to develop the skills in musical training, discipline, creativity and self-esteem while strengthening language, team working skills and a strong sense of identity. The idea for the Mariachi Academy came from Queens-based father-son musicians Ramon Ponce Sr. and Jr. of the popular Mariachi Real de Mexico with support from the Center For Traditional Music & Dance (CTMD) and several other organizations. The Mariachi Academy opened its doors in July of 2002. Since its inception the Mariachi Academy has served over 600 students. There are currently 200 students enrolled in the Academy with a rapidly growing waiting list. Classes meet three times a week after school at St Paul School located at 114 East 118th Street in New York, NY.
Urban Farm, a program of The Randall's Island Park Alliance
In the heart of NYC there are limited green spaces where one can re-connect to the land and the origins of their food - the Urban Farm on Randall's Island is one of those few special places. Our Farm consists of an organic garden, rice paddy, apple orchard, green house, chicken coop and outdoor kitchen, and it offers free community programming. Last year, over 1,000 children partook in the Farm's edible education program. The Randall's Island Park Alliance's dedicated horticulture professionals provide children and adults alike with a hands-on learning experience that focuses on organic gardening and the preparation of healthy nutritious meals.