New Island Festival Started Today | Armin Van Buuren, Seth Meyers and Jason Sudeikis Add Performances

New Island Festival 2009 (Governors Island, New York)
New Island Festival

A couple of interesting shows have been added to the inaugural New Island Festival which started today on Governors Island and runs through September 20, 2009. Intrepid readers may recall that I wrote about the festival a little when it was first announced, but the schedule is now final and you can check out the whole thing over here. (Performances are in English, subtitled, or non-verbal. About twenty performances will be FREE each day.)

Armin Van Buuren
Saturday September 12, 2009
From 1 PM “” 5 PM
All Ages

Seth Meyers and Jason Sudeikis with Boom Chicago
Sunday, September 13, 2009
8:30 PM
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Direct from Holland, the New Island Festival will set up stakes on New York City’s Governors Island from September 10-13 and again from September 17-20. The festival will kick off the fall with provocative theatre, stunning site-specific performance, dazzling visual arts and exhilarating DJ sets, performed by world class Dutch performers. More than 150 artists will perform during the festival. The Festival is part of NY400, an extraordinary celebration to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage from Amsterdam to New York Harbor.

Read the rest of the press release after the jump.

The New Island Festival brings the greatest elements of European outdoor performing arts festivals to Governors Island. It will combine works that have previously been featured in the world-renowned Dutch “Oerol” and “De Parade” festivals and provide opportunities for artists to create site-specific works on the Island. All of Governors Island will be the stage for the Dutch, American, and other international artists who will utilize the waterfront promenade, historic homes, barracks and open green spaces to re-imagine this Island in the middle of New York Harbor. Performances will begin in the early afternoon and continue through the evening – this will be the first time Governors Island has been open at night.

The New Island Festival features a variety of free theatre, music and dance performances. However, to experience the full range of theatrical productions and events, the festival recommends the purchase of a $35 all-access one-day Passport.

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The Festival is open to the public on Thursdays from 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM and Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM. All events are in English, subtitled, or non-verbal.