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NYC Audubon on Governors Island 2019

Visit NYC Audubon at our pop-up nature center on Governors Island, Nolan Park House #17, right in the heart of New York Harbor.

Activities at Nolan Park House #17 Include: [b]Nolan Park House #17 on Governors Island [/b]Nolan Park House #17 on Governors Island

♦    Family-friendly Activities and Book Nook for Kids

♦    Binoculars to Borrow

♦    Opportunities to Meet Avian-inspired Artists at Work

♦    Information on Birds and Habitats throughout NYC's Five Boroughs


[b]Click on Map to Enlarge[/b]Click on Map to EnlargeSchedule and Directions

July and August: Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm 
September and October:
Open Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm (plus holiday Mondays)

NYC Audubon is located on Governors Island in Nolan Park, House 17. Click here for the updated ferry schedule.


Governors Island Bird Walks[b]NYC Audubon Guide Annie Barry Leading Bird Walk on Governors Island[/b][br]© NYC AudubonNYC Audubon Guide Annie Barry Leading Bird Walk on Governors Island
© NYC Audubon

Saturdays, September 14, September 28 and October 19, 2-3pm
Sunday, October 6, 2-3pm
Guide: NYC Audubon

Meet at Nolan Park House #17. Join us for a bird walk around beautiful and historic Governors Island, which boasts over 192 species recorded on Learn about the island’s fascinating history and search for waterbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and more. Binoculars are available. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

 Nolan Park House #17 Workshops and Special Events


NATURE PRINTMAKING WITH AUTUMN KIOTI[b]2018 Nature Printmaking Workshop on Governors Island Led by Autumn Kioti[/b][br]© NYC Audubon2018 Nature Printmaking Workshop on Governors Island Led by Autumn Kioti
© NYC Audubon

Saturday, September 14, 12-2pm

Join artist Autumn Kioti on Governors Island at Nolan Park House #17 and explore an edgier approach to traditional botanical printmaking. Autumn's workshop employs a combination of DIY kitchenprinting and studio techniques—along with elements of collage, illustration, and monoprinting—to inspire students of all ages to embrace a new perspective on the age-old process of botanical printmaking. Attendees will be encouraged to explore non-traditional combinations of materials, bringing pressed plants and scrap paper from home, using materials provided at the workshop, or working with a combination of both. Methods taught are easily translated into techniques that can be duplicated in your own home without the use of special equipment. No registration necessary. No limit. Free


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Saturday, October 5, 2-3pm
With Lakshmi Ramgopal

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. No registration necessary. No limit. Free


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