Governors Island Sheep Return to Delight Families and Do Some Landscaping
The fluffy flock will help control the island's invasive plant species—and look cute while doing it!
Get the Best Winter Activities
After watching the sheep do their work, check out some of the other exciting activities Governors Island is doing all summer. Stop by the island's Open Orchard, an exhibit that involves art, science and history to save near-extinct fruit species. The island also launched a free outdoor film series featuring two exciting films for families to enjoy.
What You Need to Know About Seeing the Sheep at Governors Island
Where is Governors Island located?
Governors Island is considered part of Manhattan and located in New York Harbor.
How do I get to Governors Island?
Get to the island by taking the ferry from Manhattan at 10 South St. Boats run daily. A round trip ferry ticket is $4 for adults and free for seniors and children younger than 12. Check out the ferry schedule at govisland.com/ferry.
When can I see the sheep in action?
They're always working, so you can see the sheep when Governors Island is open to the public: Sunday-Thursday from 7am to 6pm. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, the Island is open to the public until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Main image: Timothy Schenck/The Trust of Governors Island