NYC Audubon Summer Residency

through October 29
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Nolan Park

NYC Audubon is excited to be on Governors Island all summer long, not only providing free bird walks but also family friendly nature programming.This will include crafts for kids, a story time nook, and even bird related art!All are welcome to stop by for information about the wildlife around us in NYC and to learn how to create bird friendly space in our city.And don’t miss our celebration of some of Governors Island’s most exciting residents during the Tern Festival in July.

Upcoming Events:

Free bird walks
Saturdays & Sundays, 2 PM

Drawing with Scissors Workshop
October 8th, 2-4PM
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! Open to all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).

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 2-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.


Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Getting There
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier