Food & Music at Governors Island

Be sure to take in the sights at 2013 City of Water Day while sampling the delicious variety of food from trucks and carts. Below are some of the featured vendors at Governors Island.

We encourage you to bring water (there will be some water available from vendors, but it's always good to bring a bottle of your own), and cash (for buying food and merchandise).


  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream: The finest quality all natural ice cream and euphoric concoctions with a continued commitment to incorporating wholesome, natural ingredients and promoting business practices that respect the Earth and the Environment.
  • Coolhaus: Organic specialty ice cream sandwiches inspired by a combination of food and architecture.
  • Ibrahim Abdur-Rhahman's Carribean Food: Dishes are international blends of Caribbean Neuvou and multi-ethnic fusion
  • Mister Softee: Americas' most recognizable mobile ice cream vendor. 
  • Neighborhood South: Fish, chicken, desserts, & more!
  • NY Dosas: The light, savory South Indian crepes known as dosas, stuffed with curried potatoes and vegetables, are well-prepared at this vegan stand.
  • Snap Food: Snap’s goal is to provide high-quality, sustainable food at a great price for diners on the go.
  • Souvlaki GR: Traditional char-grilled Greek souvlaki and Greek fries
  • V Spot: Latin Vegan Cuisine. Whether you try one of their delicious empanads or gluten-free portabello spinach tacos, you will soon realize there's no sacrifice in leading a healthier & a more compassionate lifestyle.

**Menus subject to change**


10:15am: Garbage Men
  • A band of 10th graders from Sarasota, Fl that encourages recycling and giving back by playing classic hits on instruments made themselves from garbage and recycled materials. They have been on America's Got Talent, The Blue Man Group, Time for kids, and NPR Science Friday. They have a CD that was recorded last year and 100% of the proceeds is donated to Heifer International Charity.

12:15pm: Elisa Peimer Band

  • New York City singer/songwriter Elisa Peimer's music has been compared to a combination of Kelly Clarkson and the Indigo Girls. Her catchy pop songs have secured her a publishing deal with Heavy Hitters Music, a Pop Artist Spotlight at, TV and film placements, and licensing deals with Columbia Tri-Star Television, MTV, the Oxygen Network, etc.

1:15pm: Precious Bones

  • Formed in the Summer of 2010 by bassist Guy Tetro, Precious Bones are a post-punk alternative rock band from New Jersey. "We wanted a band that had influences from 60's rock and roll like The Rolling Stones, Bowie and Velvet Underground merged with post-punk bands like Joy Division and The Cure. The sound stands out as something different than anything else out there on the radio today. We have a solid rock sound with elements of punk, surf, and 60's rock merged with a modern sensibility. Also, it's hard to hear a Precious Bone song and not be humming it to yourself a few hours later."

2:15pm: Strange But Surf

  • Strange But Surf has been an established surf-rock band on Long Island since 2002. They play at venues across New York and appear regularly at Otto's Shrunken Head - a renowned surf & tiki club in NYC. They have released 2 albums, "Making Treble" and "Swimming in Reverb", and appear on the surf compilation CD "Off the Deep End" by Deep Eddy Records.

3:00pm: City of Water Day Online Photo Contest Winner Announcement - Presented by Mrs. New Jersey & Mrs. New York America

3:15pm: E.R.I.C. (Extra Rich in Class)

  • E.R.I.C. is one of today's most versatile talents in live entertainment. His dedication and commitment to good music are as equally dynamic as his voice. E.R.I.C.'s many active projects reflect his wide range of inspirations ranging from Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross to Marvin Gaye. E.R.I.C. has opened up for Bobby Brown in 2009 at BB KINGS in New York City. In addition E.R.I.C. has opened up for: Aretha Franklin, The Pointer Sisters, Pieces of a Dream and the Fugees.