Lectures

Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are free and open to the public. This series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.




ORAL HISTORY OF NEWTOWN CREEK AND INDUSTRIAL NORTH BROOKLYN

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Mitch Waxman

Presentation by Mitch Waxman, Followed by Green Roof Tour
Saturday, June 3, 5–7pm
520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Join Newtown Creek Alliance historian Mitch Waxman for a special slideshow presentation exploring one of the key epicenters of the Industrial Revolution: Newtown Creek. A photographer and blogger, Mitch has been documenting the area’s rich history and the environmental issues that plague the largely unknown 3.8-mile-long waterway, found at the center of New York City and recently placed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Superfund site list. The presentation will photographically carry viewers from the Newtown Creek's junction with the East River all the way back to the heart of darkness found at its end in East Williamsburg. A tour of the Kingsland Wildflowers green roof will follow the presentation, offering views of this historical site.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information on Kingsland Wildflowers and upcoming programming, visit www.kingslandwildflowers.com.

Funding provided by the office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund

CONSERVATION PROGRAM UPDATE AND ANNUAL MEETING

[b]This Double-crested Cormorant, Originally Banded by NYC Audubon at Swinburne Island in Summer 2016, Was Spotted and Photographed at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, NJ in September 2016[/b][br]© T.M StuartThis Double-crested Cormorant, Originally Banded by NYC Audubon at Swinburne Island in Summer 2016, Was Spotted and Photographed at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, NJ in September 2016
© T.M Stuart

By Susan Elbin, PhD, and Conservation Staff
Tuesday, June 6, 6pm
The Arsenal, Central Park, Fifth Avenue at 64th Street, Third-Floor Gallery

NYC Audubon conducts scientific monitoring in all five boroughs to understand how birds are using our urban environment and how this environment affects them, via Project Safe Flight, our Jamaica Bay program, and our Harbor Herons project. Join us as Dr. Susan Elbin, Conservation Biologist Debra Kriensky, and our conservation team provide updates on what this research has taught us in the past year. Our board election and annual meeting will precede the lecture. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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