We’ve all heard of it and probably have even seen it on a map. That little tiny land mass that looks like it broke off from lower Manhattan.

It’s unbelievably close and cheaper than a subway to get to! Ferries run from Lower Manhattan all seven days and run from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. There is no fare on 10 AM, 11 AM and 11:30 AM ferries from Manhattan on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also no fare on the 11 AM and 11:30 AM ferry from Brooklyn on Saturdays and Sundays. These ferries are free to all. If you can’t make those times, it’s just 2 bucks for a round trip fare for adults and children over the age of 12.

Convinced yet? How about these fun things to do on top of the cheap (possibly free) ferry ride?

The NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam

NYC Unicycle Festival

Rite of Summer presents Grand Band

Still not convinced? Maybe your summer is too full? Don’t worry! New York’s Largest Independent Exhibition is coming to Governor’s Island. 100 artists fill 100 rooms with independent art from New York and around the world, all at your fingertips in this unique getaway just minutes from the Manhattan and Brooklyn waterfronts.

There is still plenty of time to take advantage of an inexpensive, relatively convenient, New York experience. Plan your trip!