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)
GREEN METROPOLIS : THE EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPES OF NEW YORK CITY AS NATURE, HISTORY, AND DESIGN
By Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
Thursday, November 17, 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.
BIRDWATCHING IN NEW YORK CITY AND ON LONG ISLAND
By Deborah Rivel and Kellye Rosenheim
Thursday, December 8, 7pm
Deborah Rivel and Kellye Rosenheim are the authors of a new guide to birdwatching in the five boroughs and on Long Island, designed to be easy to use in the field and provide seasonal information and precise directions to the area’s best birdwatching locations (see the summer 2016 issue of The Urban Audubon for a book excerpt). The authors will share what they learned researching and writing the book. Deborah is an avid bird photographer and award-winning independent wildlife film producer/director. Kellye leads local bird walks and is currently director of development for NYC Audubon.