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Obscura Society NY: Sneak Preview of the Hills at Governor's Island

Be among the very first to experience the perspective-shifting green space on this exclusive visit to New York's newest wonder of landscape architecture.

The Trust for Governors Island’s next acres of park, the Hills, are scheduled to open to the public this summer. Before anyone else can experience this new NYC landscape, the New York Obscura Society is invited for a special sneak peek. Join us for this exclusive opportunity to preview and learn more about this latest public space development on Governors Island.

Ranging in height from 25 to 70 feet, the four Hills are an audacious feat of engineering and design that will forever transform New Yorkers’ relationship with the Harbor. The Hills offer lush rolling landscapes, grassy overlooks, exhilarating slides, a permanent installation by British artist Rachel Whiteread, and unparalleled 360 degree views of the Harbor, the Statue of Liberty and the Lower Manhattan skyline. We'll get an exclusive tour and discussion of the project's design, infrastructure, and implementation, a free range to enjoy the park.

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity offered exclusively to the New York Obscura Society. An experience not to be missed! Take in the wonder of the Hills before the rest of New York gets to them.


  • We will meet at the Governor's Island Ferry Terminal Building promptly at 4pm.  We must move through security before boarding our 4:15pm ferry. Don't be late!
  • The last ferry leaves Governor's Island at 6pm.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes

Questions? Email rebecca.posner@atlasobscura.com

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Friends of Governors Island.

All ticket sales are final.