Events & Adventures
Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are free and open to the public. This series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.
NOTE: Our lectures now begin at 7pm. Also, our lecture series has moved!
Our new venue is Reidy Hall at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, located on Lexington Avenue between 79th and 80th Streets in Manhattan. (Google Map)
Please note also that some of our fall/winter lecture dates have changed.
GREEN METROPOLIS : THE EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPES OF NEW YORK CITY AS NATURE, HISTORY, AND DESIGN
By Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
Wednesday, January 25, 7pm
In her new book Green Metropolis, Betsy Barlow Rogers introduces us to seven remarkable New York City green spaces and to the people who have been instrumental in their design and protection. As a founder of the Central Park Conservancy and current president of the Foundation for Landscape Studies, the author is well positioned to take us through the history—both natural and human—of how these places were created and how they have been transformed.
BIRDING AT THE BRIDGE: IN SEARCH OF EVERY BIRD ON THE BROOKLYN WATERFRONT
By Heather Wolf
Tuesday, February 28, 7pm
When avid birder Heather Wolf moved from tropical Florida to an apartment near Brooklyn Bridge Park, she wondered how many species she might see there, and soon came to a surprising realization: Not only is the park filled with an astonishing variety of birds, but the challenges that come with urban birding make them even more fun—and rewarding—to find. Join us as Ms. Wolf discusses her book, Birding at the Bridge, and talks about patch birding, its delights, and how it informs an overall picture of environmental health and conservation.