New York City's Governers Island to Get New Beer Garden

The trendy beer garden market in New York just got some new competition: A new garden dubbed "Little Eva's" will open this weekend on the southwestern tip of Governers Island (accessible by ferry) called—quite appropriately—Picnic Point. We say it's a perfect spot for spending a sunny afternoon away from the hustle of the city.

Local blog Brooklyn Based is reporting that Kevin Moore and Caroline Parker, the husband-and-wife team behind Kevin’s in Red Hook, won the bid for a concession on the grassy patch of land beside Added Value’s farm. Right now the location has direct views of the Statue of Liberty, but the city is in the process of tearing down buildings on the island that will widen the view to include Lower Manhattan, too.

We hear that red and white wine, Sixpoint’s Sweet Action and Brooklyn Lager will be served alongside "simple fare," which will reportedly be seafood focused. There will be oysters, clams, and shrimp cocktail; food from the grill (think sausages and fresh local corn), and vegetarian items like a pita sandwich with greens from Added Value.

Hours are from 10am to 6pm Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, and it’s also open during the same times on the Mondays of holiday weekends, starting this Memorial Day.