BIRDLINK, a new public art project at East River State
Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn supports urban birds with native plants

 

BIRDLINK Is Scheduled to Open at East River State Park This Fall. Save the Date for Its Opening Celebration on Saturday, October 6

BIRDLINK is an interactive native-plant sculpture designed to support urban birds and engage community. This spiraling green-wall grid is a living tapestry of native plants, designed to be installed at multiple locations throughout the city. Its goal is to link together isolated patches of natural bird habitat and promote awareness of species that share our urban space. BIRDLINK also celebrates the Year of the Bird, 2018, the centennial anniversary of the signing of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Thanks to New York City Audubon, the BIRDLINK prototype was built on Governors Island this summer, where it is thriving, bearing blueberries and blooming with new flowers every week. By early September it will move to East River State Park, where visitors can see its transformations during two bird migration seasons, attracting birds, bees, and butterflies, through May 31, 2019. Thereafter, when funding is secured, BIRDLINK will move to the Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Lower Manhattan, where it can fulfill its mission to function within the dense urban fabric.

 

  

View Diagrams of BIRDLINK with Listings of Native Plants by Clicking the Images Above

 

"BIRDLINK public art installation offers a provocative new interpretation of the native-plants-for-birds theme in sync with New York City Audubon’s mission to champion nature in the city's five boroughs."

Kathryn Heintz, Executive Director, NYC Audubon

 

Learn more about the BIRDLINK public sculpture project at www.birdlink.world.

Follow BIRDLINK on social media: BIRDLINK facebook   @birdlinkny

 

Watch a video about the making of BIRDLINK on Governors Island:

 

About the Artist:
Anina Gerchick is an outdoor installation artist, landscape architect, and painter. Her public art installations combine social engagement, ecological design, and visual art. Evolving from her studio and outdoor painting practice, landscape itself became subject and platform for art making that integrates urban and climate issues. Please visit www.aninagerchick.com to find out more.



Support BIRDLINK by making a tax-deductible donation through nycaudubon.org.

 

Many thanks to:

The New York State Connect Kids to Parks initiative, a program of the Environmental Protection Fund

 

New York City Audubon

 

The Greenbelt Native Plant Center, NYC Parks

 

Hunter Industries

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