WHAT TO BRING
FIGMENT offers an alternative to the traditional art scene in New York, using interaction and collaboration as tools for wild creativity, and being completely free and open to the public. Before you come to Governors Island to participate in FIGMENT, we highly recommend that you read more about the event.
FIGMENT is Friday, June 12 from 10 am – 5 pm, and Saturday and Sunday June 13 and 14 from 10 am – 7 pm. The City of Dreams mini golf course and interactive sculpture garden is open through mid-October.
Before you start packing your bags, here are three things you might want to glance at on our website:
1. Getting there: Governors Island is now easily reachable by a free ferry from lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. All the ferry information is on our Getting There page.
2. Map: We will have maps of FIGMENT art and activities in kiosks around Governors Island, but you may want to look at the map in advance. Because we are a Leave-no-trace event, we will not print individual maps for participants. If you are more comfortable with a map in your hand, you may want to print it out.
3. Schedule & Project/Artist list: You can sort through a list of artwork and activities by day or type of project on our website.
WHAT TO BRING
Remember to bring anything that you might need for the day. There are no stores on Governors Island. The Island does have medical facilities, porta-potties/restrooms, and a few snack carts.
Here are a list of things to consider bringing:
* Drinking water – There is very limited potable water on the Island so remember to bring enough for the day
* Food, snacks, and anything else you want for a picnic
* Sun protection – Sunscreen, a floppy hat or parasol, and sunglasses
* Any necessary medications
* Costumes – FIGMENT is the perfect time to play make-believe (for both kids & adults!)
* Bicycles or rollerskates – There is a wonderful bike path on the Island, and having wheels makes it easy to get around. (But the Island is very walkable and there is a tram for people who prefer to travel that way.)
* Toys – Kites, hula hoops, poi, croquet sets, knitting, water guns, games… anything that you want to play with or invite others to join you in!
Here are a list of things that are prohibited:
* Glass containers
* Dogs (you will be turned away before you board the ferry if you try to bring your dog)
* Cars (during FIGMENT weekend, vehicle traffic on the Island is limited to those who have advance permission)
* Anything that is not legal to have in public in New York City
BRINGING YOUR ART
We invite you to bring your art, performance, or artistic endeavors… and hope that you will take advantage of FIGMENT as a creative outlet for your work.
However, please note that you cannot bring anything that needs to be staked into the ground, be connected to a power source, plotted on the map, or scheduled for a stage or performance area. The submissions deadline for those types of projects was May 15th. To have advance notice of submissions deadlines for next year, please join our email list.
LEAVE NO TRACE
Governors Island is an historic public place. Please help keep it beautiful by cleaning up after yourself and not littering. The entire FIGMENT staff is volunteer, including our clean-up crew. We adhere to a “Leave No Trace” ethic, and ask you to do the same. If you bring it out there with you, either bring is back or make sure it gets into a trash receptacle on the Island.
FIGMENT is a non-profit event planned and staffed by a team of volunteers. One of its goals is to create a social and creative experience uninterrupted by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. This way, people can focus on sharing art and meeting one another in a friendly way. FIGMENT does not sell anything on the Island. Selling goods or services or soliciting donations is not permitted at FIGMENT.
SHARE YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEO
Help FIGMENT by sharing your photos and videos. The easiest way to do this is by uploading your photos to Flickr and videos to YouTube and tagging them “FIGMENT2009″. Please send links to your photos to email@example.com. With your permission, we would love to use them for future media inquiries and promotional purposes. Full credit will be given each time your work is used.