Little Island

Visiting Little Island

Opened in May 2021, Little Island, is a small island in New York City part of Hudson River Park off of Pier 55. The New York City Association of Hotel Concierges named Little Island one of New York’s top new attractions in 2022.  With more than two acres of beautiful landscaping, interesting architecture, dazzling views and area for all to enjoy, the island is a fantastic, walkable space for tourists and locals alike. Anyone can explore the island with no reservations needed.

The landscape is lush and depending on the season enjoy it in full bloom. There are picturesque rolling hills, walking paths and open lawns. Little Island features several performance areas, The Amph – the 687-seat arena – being its highlight. There is also The Glade, a 200-seat stage, and The Play Ground, an open plaza, that all serve to bring theater, dance, and music to the area. They also host a variety of programs throughout the year, ranging from educational experiences to community events.

Events at Little Island

From June through September, enjoy a wide range of performers at one of Little Island’s stages. There’s new works of music, dance, theater, and opera that light up the stages. A full calendar can be seen here, but highlights include The Summer Legacy Ball in early August and The Marriage of Figaro in August through September. All tickets for performances are $25.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks will also be gracing Little Island with a series of performance and conversation. Each evening will feature a musical act followed by them in conversation with Parks. Topics for these talks range from fashion design to astronomy.

Food and Play

From April through December, visitors can enjoy food and beverages located in The Play Ground. Trreats range from classic bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches to fresh brewed coffee to ice cream to sparkling rosé for the adults. Staple items like hot dogs, French fries, sandwiches and salads are also available.

The food kiosk is open Monday – Tuesday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm.

You don’t have to attend events to enjoy the island, you can also explore the beautiful landscape. There are plenty of places to play, walk and take in the views.

little island from the water
amphitheater at little island

“We love little island. It’s so lovely, such attention to detail, so wonderfully crafted. Lots of great photo ops.”

—Justine Z., Google

Take Amtrak to Pier 55

Experience this unforgettable attraction via Amtrak to Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station in New York City—Don’t forget to use the See New York and Save 15% discount!