Governors Island Scavenger & History Hunt

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  • 09/18/2022
    11:15 am - 2:30 pm
Governors Island is 172 acres of urban bliss complete with forts (yes, forts! This used to be an Army base!), rolling hills and stunning views of New York City. Governors Island is at the heart of New York Harbor nestled between Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront. We’ve got a cool way for you to explore it with our Governors Island Scavenger & History Hunt.
Come meet new people and journey through dozens of unique historic buildings and outdoor spaces! Discover the rich arts and culture of the island and breathe fresher air and stretch your arms wider than allowable on the rush hour 6 train.

How the Governors Island Scavenger & History Hunt Works:

  • We will meet at the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street at 11:15 AM and we will take the ferry over together. We have your ferry ticket! NO NEED to reserve on your own.
  • Come alone or with friends, we will set up the teams!
  • Each team will have 90 minutes to find as many clues as they can on the island (clues will be in historical markers, wildlife, tourists, statues and hidden secrets.
  • At the end, each team will end at a specific location to see which group has uncovered the most clues to win prizes!
  • After the prizes are awarded, you can hang with the group and have a bite to eat at one of the food trucks, stay to explore more or head back

What if it rains/snows?

Refunds will be given if the event is canceled due to rain or snow.

Cost:  $30 general members / $20 VIP Members

COVID-19 Protocols

In accordance with current city and state protocols vaccination status is not mandatory for this event.  However we do ask that participants act in a responsible manner and do not attend if feeling ill, showing symptoms or have been recently exposed.  Mask wearing is optional and everyone should respect the comfort levels of others as we transition into this next phase of socializing in the Covid era. 

Is this going to be hard or do I need experience?  No this is a fun hunt designed to make the clues easy to find.

Can I come alone?  Yes, 98% of those attending this event normally register on their own. You are welcome to bring as many nonmember guests, friends & coworkers as you’d like, just make sure to register for the number of people that you want. Our staff will be ready to greet you and introduce you to others whether you are on your own or with guests.

Dress Code:  Dress for the weather you will be outside

How will I find the group?  We will send you a confirmation email with exact locations, contact info and names of those who are hosting the event when you register. We will send follow up emails as we get closer, usually the night before or morning of.

Ages: 21+

Questions?  If you want to know how many people are coming, what the ages are likely to be, the gender breakdown or the overall vibe of the event before you register, contact Dave Cervini at or call 212-873-2256.

What if the weather impacts the event?  We will determine if the event will happen about 24 hours prior to the start.  You will be notified as soon as we know.  We usually send updates as well

This event is nonrefundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled.

By registering for this event you take full responsibilities for your actions and agree to conduct yourself accordingly.



10 South Street, next to Staten Island Ferry, New York, New York, 10004


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