NYC Audubon Festivals and Partner Events


[b]Bald Eagle Up Close at 2018 Raptorama![/b][br]© NYC AudubonBald Eagle Up Close at 2018 Raptorama!
© NYC Audubon

Sunday, October 20, 10am-3pm
With American Littoral Society, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, Gateway National Recreation Area

Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for a program on hawks and owls, plus a live demonstration where one can get up-close views of local hawks, owls, and eagles. In the afternoon, we’ll go to Fort Tilden to see the many hawk species flying south for the winter. We recommend bringing a bag lunch. For more information, contact American Littoral Society at 718-474-0896 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . No registration necessary. Free (donation suggested)

Raptorama! Festival Schedule:

9:45am: Registration, complimentary coffee and donuts

10:00-11:00am: Jamaica Bay Raptor Management Indoor Presentation with Don Riepe

10:15-11:00am: Ranger-led "Bird Olympics" Outdoor Activity for Kids

11:00am-1:00pm: Meet-and-Greet Live Raptors with Rehabilitator Bobby Horvath

1:00pm-2:00pm: Ranger-led Walk Around West Pond

1:00pm-3:00pm: Ranger and Naturalist-led Walk at Nearby Fort Tilden Hawk Watch (van transportation provided)

3:30pm: Fort Tilden Van Arrives back at the Refuge



Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is located along Cross Bay Blvd in southern Queens approximately 2¼ miles south of Howard Beach and ¼ mile north of Broad Channel. Q52 and Q53 buses stop on Cross Bay Blvd at the Visitor Center parking entrance traffic signal. The flat 10-minute walk to the Visitor Center from the subway A train stop at Broad Channel is approximately ¾ mile; limited free shuttle service at program start and end.



[b]The Magpie (Pica pica) from Pica pica.[/b][br]Photo credit: Mikael Kristersson.The Magpie (Pica pica) from Pica pica.
Photo credit: Mikael Kristersson.

Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

With Museum of the Moving Image

The Museum of the Moving Image, as part of the nationwide film program Science on Screen, will be screening three bird documentary films from director Mikael Kristersson. Lauded as one of Sweden's finest documentarians, Kristersson's award-winning films are rarely seen in the United States. Visit the Museum of the Moving Image for a weekend presentation of Kristersson's three captivating filmsPica Pica, Kestrel's Eye, and Light Yearalong with conversations on the challenges facing the coastal environments of New York City and Sweden with NYC Audubon, environmentalists, and filmmakers including Kristerrson himself.

Bird's Eye View Film Screening Schedule:

Pica Pica: Friday, October 25, 7pm

Kestrel's Eye: Saturday, October 26, 1:30pm

Light Year: Saturday, October 26, 4:30pm

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Museum of the Moving Image's Science on Screen series webpage here. Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum. Tickets are $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above).


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