Rising from the remnants of Pier 54, Little Island welcomes New Yorker’s and tourists to explore, relax and seize the day.
In 2013, Barry Diller/ Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation in partnership with Hudson River Park Trust took Pier 54, which had recently been damaged by Hurricane Sandy and reimagine the space as an entirely new type of public space.
The goal was to create an immersive experience with nature and art.
Heatherwick Studio explored the idea of designing a new pier that could draw from the remaining wooden piles from Pier 54.
Here children create their own melodies by stepping to the tune of breezes.
The landscape design was conceived as a leaf floating on water – a space that could be both visually surprising and inspiring for New York City.
Little Island is 2.4-acres located on the Hudson River off of the West Side Highway with entrances at West 13th and 14th Streets.
To support safety and social distancing, timed entry reservations and added safety precautions are in effect. Book your timed entry reservations here.
Enjoy a wide range of delicious food and drink offerings from morning to night. They have partnered with Savory Hospitality, locally based in Midtown Manhattan, to provide fresh food from scratch using quality ingredients crafted just for your visit.
7 am – 10:30 am: Breakfast & coffee
11:30 am – 4 pm: Lunch
5 pm – 11 pm: Dinner
One of the most impressive things was how super clean not only the park is, but the bathrooms as well.
New York’s local performing artists fill Little Island with music, dance, rhythms, and every day of the week. Come find your new favorite artist, bring your friends, and enjoy some live art on the Hudson in these free, recurring events.
Same time and place every week in June, July & September.
Wednesdays at 6 pm in The Glade
Relax and unwind after a long day at Sunset Sounds. Showcasing a variety of musicians and artists, come and enjoy a show full of sweet sounds as the sun sets on the Hudson.
Artists: Bossa Tap Trio, Marcus Paul James, House of Waters, Koku Gonza, Glenn Roth, Stephanie Chou, STEFA, The Lobbyists, Jeremiah Moore
Live! at Lunch
Thursdays at 12 pm in The Amph
Enjoy a short respite from your workday with this weekday performance in The Amph. This music-forward series will feature a rotation of solo artists and small bands representing a variety of genres.
Artists: Joya Bravo, Phillippe Lemm Trio, Saw Lady, Priya Darshini, Viva Vallenato, Griots in Concert, John the Martyr, Country City, Braata Folk Singers, Paradise Drummers, Fiddler and the Crossroads
Music in the Glade with Michael McElroy
Thursdays at 9 pm in The Glade
Curated by Little Island Artist-In-Residence Michael McElroy, Music in the Glade is a weekly music series featuring Crystal Monee Hall, Joshua Henry, Jen Sanchez, Marcelino Feliciano, and artists chosen from our Perform in the Park submissions.
Late Night in The Play Ground
Saturdays at 10 pm in The Play Ground
Come and enjoy a slice of New York City nightlife here on Little Island. Whether you’re enjoying a cabaret evening or singing along to your favorite tunes, you’ll have a blast every Saturday night.
Artists: Soul in the Horn, Linda Loves Bingo, Lance Horne
Weekend Wind Down
Sundays at 7 pm in The Glade
On Sunday nights in The Glade, we invite family audiences to engage with a variety of art forms including music, puppetry, comedy, shadow play, and more. It’s a great way to close out your weekend and fun for all ages.
Artists: Acrobuffos, Kiran Ahluwalia, Mark Gindick and Bill Bowers, Hasta La Zeta, Stephanie Chou, Baby Chemist, Hit the Lights! Theater Co.
Enjoy these programs on select dates throughout our season.
Free Music in the Amph
June 13, July 4, and 31 from 1-5 pm in The Amph
Little Island is electrified by Free Music in the Amph, a weekend concert series in our largest performance space. Drop by any time to catch a double bill of two musical acts or to discover your new favorite act.
Artists: Mariachi Real De Mexico, Cassandra, The Missing Element, The Afro-Latineers, Anbessa Orchestra, Cristian Allexis & Urbanova
Savory Talks & Performances
June 21, June 28, July 19, July 26, Sep 20, and 27 at 6 pm in The Glade
Savory Hospitality hosts a free recurring series with conversations with culinary and farming industry leaders to explore topics of sustainability and justice in our communities.
After Hours with Tina Landau
June 30 and July 28 at 9 pm in The Amph
Little Island Artist-In-Residence Tina Landau curates After Hours, with entertainment celebrating young female composers, work by transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming artists, or even a night of music with some of Tina’s friends from Broadway.
All events are free, but a timed entry reservation is required to enter the park from 12 pm through the remainder of the day. Reserve here.
Open to the public daily from 6:00 am through 1:00 am.