Figment 2014Governors Island
New York, NY
FIGMENT NYC returns to give Governors Island its annual injection of creative energy. Guided by the same principles as Burning Man, the summer-long program seeks to inspire and unlock creativity and kicks off this weekend with two days of artsy interactive fun. Among the over 100 activities, you may find yourself battling strangers with super-soaked plush toys, embarking on a theatrical scavenger hunt, creating a piece of art by walking on a treadmill, or releasing your imagination inside a cocoon. Also, be on the lookout for a variety of installations including Columbia GSAPP’s Harry Slump, the gothic-inspired Pole Vault, and the Picnic, which provides an olfactory experience. Fans of the Golden Bear will be happy to hear the mini-golf course is back, this time with a "New York City Now" theme, as is Ben Jones’ Treehouse, and the Governor’s Cup pavilion, all of which remain up for the duration of the summer. Imaginarians aren't going to want to miss out on this one, so grab a FIGMENT name tag and let the games begin.