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By Katie Calautti

Art aficionados, explorers of hidden city gems, history buffs and lovers of live music and dance performance: take note – this Labor Day weekend marks the opening of the 2nd Annual Governor’s Island Art Fair.

The 4heads Collective, a group of awesomely rebellious independent artists and curators, return again after last fall’s stunning debut – and this year promises double the eye-popping, sense-stimulating enjoyment.

Just a 5-minute ferry ride from Manhattan, Governor’s Island (historically a military base, now a progressively eco-friendly and utterly charming trip back in time) boasts lush green hills, beautiful old brick buildings and killer views of the NYC skyline and Statue of Liberty.

Housed in multiple ex-Army barracks, the growing exhibition will include displays by over 150 independent local and international artists and galleries, ranging from painting, sculpture, installation, performance art and video.

Discover what the New York art scene is buzzing about this Saturday, September 5th during the opening reception, from 3pm-5pm, or this Sunday, September 6th from 11am-6pm. Not in town for the holiday? The fair runs every weekend through September 27th – just log on to for travel info, hours, participating artist bios and more.

Originally published September 2009

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