NYC Audubon on Governors Island 2017

Through October 29, visit NYC Audubon at our seasonal education center on Governors Island, Nolan Park House #17, right in the heart of New York Harbor.

Activities at Nolan Park House #17 Include: [b]Nolan Park House #17 on Governors Island [/b]Nolan Park House #17 on Governors Island

♦    Family-friendly Activities and Book Nook for Kids

♦    Binoculars to Borrow

♦    Opportunities to Meet Avian-inspired Artists at Work

♦    Information on Birds and Habitats throughout NYC's Five Boroughs


[b]Click on Map to Enlarge[/b]Click on Map to EnlargeSchedule

Open Thursday–Sunday 11am-5pm
and Monday, September 4 (Labor Day)

Open Friday–Sunday, 11am-5pm
and Monday, October 9 (Columbus Day), 11am-4pm


Governors Island Bird Walks[b]Common Tern, Listed as a Threatened Species in New York State, on Pier on Governors Island[/b]Common Tern, Listed as a Threatened Species in New York State, on Pier on Governors Island

Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm
Guide: NYC Audubon
NOTE: There will be no bird walks on Saturday, October 21st or Sunday October 22nd we apologize for the inconvenience.

Meet at Nolan Park house #17. Join us for a bird walk around beautiful and historic Governors Island, which boasts over 175 species recorded on Learn about the island’s fascinating history and search for waterbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and more. Binoculars are available. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

Artist Installations

Autumn Kioti, artist-in-residence, offers Flight Patterns: illusions of free will; open studio and performative installation. Using scavenged and homemade items, inks, and drawing materials, the artist creates images, installations, interventions, and performances based in ornithology, biology, myth, folklore, social justice, and the ecology of Governors Island. Visit her open studio every weekend, now through October.

Marna Chester presents Paper Ecologies. The artist uses paper and other natural materials to create sculptures that explore the landscape of our natural and psychological worlds. October 7 and 8, October 21 and 22.

Jeff Mertz creates a two-panel video installation exploring the relationship between threatened bird species in NYC and their urban environment. September 30 and October 1, October 7 and 8

Sabine Meyer, photography director for National Audubon Society, has curated an immersive show based on the summer issue of Audubon Magazine with images projected on walls and a complementary bird-call soundtrack featuring Bird Blinds: gorgeous black and white photos of bird blinds by National Audubon Society photographer Tristan Spinski, who spent a year traveling to 30+ locations across the USA; and Baby Birds: photographer and Wild Bird Fund volunteer Andrew Garn's series of baby bird color portraits in a classical “studio” setting. September and October.


Saturday, October 14, 10am–5pm
Instructors: Esther Horvath and Camilla Cerea

The use of photography in the conservation world can change the way people perceive themes like climate change, habitat loss, or the protection of endangered species. If you have a little knowledge of photography and are interested in using this visual tool to raise awareness on such topics, this workshop is a great place to start. Camilla Cerea, staff photographer at the National Audubon Society, and Esther Horvath, fellow at the International League of Conservation Photographers, will guide you on how to produce a conservation photography essay. Free and open to the public. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

Sunday, October 8, 2–4pm
Instructor: Marna Chester

We surround ourselves with it daily, yet, have you considered all the possibilities in a single sheet of paper? In this workshop we will explore unconventional ways to think about paper in both 2D and 3D. Let’s have fun as we curl, fold, pinch, crumple, roll, poke, tear, and cut paper to explore shapes and create dramatic effects. No experience necessary. Free and open to the public (children must be accompanied by an adult). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

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