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, August 24, September 14, September 28, 2-3pm
Sunday, August 25 and September 8, 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

August 24, 8-9pm
NYC Audubon House 17
Nolan Park, Governors Island 
Important Bird Opera is a digital opera about birds, migration, and climate change. Ryan Moritz, artist-in-residence with NYC Audubon, will perform the opera live, accompanying recorded birdsong and a composed score. No advance registration required. No limit. Free 

[b]Avian-inspired Workshop by IBEX Puppetry outside Nolan Park House #17, August 25, 2018[br][/b]© NYC AudubonAvian-inspired Workshop by IBEX Puppetry outside Nolan Park House #17, August 25, 2018
© NYC Audubon

Saturday, August 31, 12-4pm
With IBEX Puppetry

Stop by Nolan Park House #17 on Governors Island and join the talented folks at IBEX Puppetry all summer long for a rotating selection of nature-based crafts and games, as well as storytelling suitable for all ages.

IBEX Puppetry is devoted to health and healing for the planet by inspiring the next generation of storytellers, change-makers, and eco-champions through artistic spectacle, engagement, and the fine art of puppetry. Founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Heather Henson, IBEX believes that the arts can be a powerful tool for sharing wisdom from and about our Mother Earth. IBEX programming offers unique opportunities to explore environmental issues and traditional ecological knowledge through the lens of the fine and performing arts. They use art as a tool to teach about nature and they look to nature to inform and inspire their art. All ages are welcome. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

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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