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Help Bring Birds to Broadway!

A Public Art Project to Debut in April 2019
In Partnership with Broadway Mall Association, NYC Parks, Avi & _____ Gallery

Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway is a new public art project that will display 12 beautiful, gigantic sculptures of birds threatened by Climate Change on the medians that bisect Broadway from 70th Street to 168th Street in Manhattan. The birds featured in this exhibition are native to New York City, or pass through the five boroughs on their migration routes. The artist specifically chose these birds because they are beautiful, diverse, and will be powerful ambassadors for the hundreds of other species that face an uncertain future.

Help make this project happen by backing Birds on Broadway now on Kickstarter! Rewards for backers include artist-signed collectibles, studio visits, and more! And all backers will receive tax deductions for their support within the limits prescribed by law.

Learn more about this project and help bring it to life on Kickstarter.

Take a Guided Tour of the Audubon Mural Project

[b]Swallow-tailed Kite (and Others) by Artist Lunar New Year[/b][br] Photo © Mike Fernandez/Audubon[br][br]Swallow-tailed Kite (and Others) by Artist Lunar New Year
Photo © Mike Fernandez/Audubon

The Audubon Mural Project is an exciting effort by the National Audubon Society and Gitler &_____ Gallery to create murals of over 300 birds in the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights. As all the birds painted are threatened by climate change, the project is designed not only to help us appreciate the beauty of the birds, but also make us aware of the challenges they face. In addition to seeing about 30 murals, our tours will visit John James Audubon’s impressive gravesite in the Trinity Church Cemetery. Binoculars will be an asset on this walk. Limited to 20. $30 per walk (20)

Learn more about the Audubon Mural Project and register for a tour here.

Visit the Audubon Mural Project website to learn more about the initiative and view images and a map of all the completed murals.

Top Banner Photo Credits: Great Egret Nesting Colony © NYC Audubon; Group of Birders © Kati Solomon; All Others © François Portmann.

Bottom Photo Credits: Accessory set, American, including muff and tippet, 1880–99. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, 2009; John James Audubon, Herring Gull (Larus argentatus), Study for Havell pl. 291, 1831; Eastern Bluebirds © Dave Poortvliet/Audubon Photography Awards.

Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife On View at New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society presents a special exhibition in partnership with NYC Audubon that melds fashion, activism, and the history of the groundbreaking Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Feathers: Fashion and the Fight for Wildlife, on view now through July 15, 2018, examines the circumstances that inspired early environmental activists—many of them women and New Yorkers—to champion the protection of endangered birds. 

Learn more about the exhibit here.

Take the Pledge and Make 2018 the Year of the Bird

2018 is the year of the bird! In honor of the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act—the most powerful and important bird protection law ever passed—organizations from around the world are joining forces to celebrate the "Year of the Bird" and commit to protecting birds today and for the next hundred years.
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