The Manhattan skyline views, the idyllic scenery and the promise of innovative outdoor art installations are just a few of the reasons Figment is worth the visit to Governors Island. The annual three-day celebration encourages participants to interact with artworks and sculpture that are as challenging as they are aesthetically intriguing. There will be plenty of performances too. This year, you can get a taste of Figment even if you miss the weekend, as a few of its installations will be sticking around all summer long: the interactive Sculpture Garden, the City of Dreams Pavilion and, for the links lovers, an artist-designed mini-golf course. You can visit Governors Island via a free ferry ride that leaves from the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan or from Pier 6, at the foot of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. For more information, visit newyork.figmentproject.org.
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