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Lavender Festival and Ju-Bee-Lee

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The NYC Lavender Festival and Ju-Bee-Lee offers 2 days of tours, maker workshops, harvesting opportunities, demonstrations, and fun family activities, all connected with Earth Matter’s Lavender Field and The Bee Conservancy on Governors Island. Since 2017 the Lavender Field has provided a healing space for the community, pollinators and the earth. This fragrant and lush oasis is the only lavender field in all 5 boroughs of New York, featuring over 500 plants of 4 different varieties. Learn how to make your own hand sanitizer, or discover the ancient French skill of making lavender flower “magic wands”. Create a lavender sachet, or harvest your own fresh lavender bouquet. See how fragrance gets out of the flower and into a perfume bottle, discover the secrets inside a beehive, or just take advantage of the splendid photo opportunities.

About Governors Island

Ferries depart from 10 South Street, Manhattan and Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park


Governors Island, NY

  • Standard hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 10am-7pm


    The Friends of Govenors Island is the independent nonprofit that supports the Island with volunteers, financial resources and advocacy.


    • Work in partnership with the Trust for Governors Island and the National Park Service
    • Run the Island’s volunteer and membership programs
    • Raise money to supplement public funding for the Island
    • Act as the Island’s champion at City Hall and the nation’s capital

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