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Older Adult Education 

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Guided tours of the Teaching Garden at Governors Island are offered to groups from Older Adult Centers and community-based organizations each spring and fall. 

  • Maximum group size: 15 participants. (At least 2 staffers from the Older Adult Center must accompany group.  Additional staff are welcome.)


  • The distance from the ferry to the garden is 3/4 mile.  No transportation is available on Governors Island.  Participants must be able to walk in both directions.  

  • Stores/food options are limited on the island.  Participants should bring food and beverages.


  • Tours are outdoors and weather permitting.  Weather/temperatures on the island may be more extreme than other places in the city.  Sunscreen and hats are recommended on sunny days.  The ferry may be breezy. 

GrowNYC offers a wide range of activities for Older Adults and senior groups. Please visit our website for more information at

For more information about visiting Governors Island including scheduling and pricing, please contact Susie Spodek: 

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