Visit NYC Audubon’s seasonal nature center for family-friendly activities, information on the city’s birds and habitats, binoculars to borrow and opportunities to meet avian-inspired artists at work. Bird walks and nature-themed workshops will also be scheduled on weekends throughout the season. All of the events below are free and open to the public with no registration necessary and meet at Nolan Park house 17.

Guided Bird Walks with NYC Audubon
Saturdays, September 28 and October 19, 2-3 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2-3 PM
Meet at Nolan Park House 17 for a free, guided bird walk around beautiful and historic Governors Island, which boasts over 192 species recorded on ebird.org. Learn about the island’s fascinating history and search for waterbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and more. Binoculars are available to borrow.

Lykanthea on Governors Island
Saturday, October 5, 2-3 PM
Lykanthea is the project of Lakshmi Ramgopal, a multidisciplinary artist based in New York and Chicago. Trained in Carnatic music and Bharatanatyam dance, Ramgopal experiments with both through contemporary pop idioms, ensemble performances, and sound installations. Her electro-ambient debut EP Migration won praise from Noisey, Chicago Tribune, and Public Radio International’s The World, and led to a European tour and appearances at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Ramgopal’s forthcoming EP, titled Some Viscera, explores the genre of the lullaby and the song of birds by departing from her synthy past to embrace the warmth of the sruti box and string ensembles. She is joined on Governors Island by violinists Lucy Little and Megan Moncrief and vocalist Asha Rowland.

Getting there
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Hours
Saturday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm