NYC Audubon on Governors Island 2017

Through October 29, visit NYC Audubon at our seasonal education 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

All hours 10:30am-5:30pm (except where noted)

Open Daily

Open Thursday–Sunday
and Monday, September 4 (Labor Day)

Open Friday–Sunday, 10:30am-4:30pm
and Monday, October 9 (Columbus Day), 10:30am-4:30pm


Governors Island Bird Walks[b]Common Tern, Listed as a Threatened Species in New York State, on Pier on Governors Island[/b]Common Tern, Listed as a Threatened Species in New York State, on Pier on Governors Island

Thursdays–Sundays, 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 175 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

Artist Installations

Autumn Kioti, artist-in-residence, offers Flight Patterns: illusions of free will; open studio and performative installation. Using scavenged and homemade items, inks, and drawing materials, the artist creates images, installations, interventions, and performances based in ornithology, biology, myth, folklore, social justice, and the ecology of Governors Island. Visit her open studio every weekend, now through October.

Marna Chester presents Paper Ecologies. The artist uses paper and other natural materials to create sculptures that explore the landscape of our natural and psychological worlds. September 16 and 17, October 7 and 8, October 21 and 22.

Jeff Mertz creates a 2-panel video installation exploring the relationship between threatened bird species in NYC and their urban environment. September 30 and October 1, October 7 and 8

Sabine Meyer, photography director for National Audubon Society, has curated an immersive show based on the summer issue of Audubon Magazine with images projected on walls and a complementary bird-call soundtrack featuring Bird Blinds: gorgeous black and white photos of bird blinds by National Audubon Society photographer Tristan Spinski, who spent a year traveling to 30+ locations across the USA; and Baby Birds: photographer and Wild Bird Fund volunteer Andrew Garn's series of baby bird color portraits in a classical “studio” setting. September and October.

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