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Indoor spaces offering public programs & galleries on Governors Island require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with the Key to NYC Executive Order. Click here to review all health & safety protocols prior to your visit.

Indoor spaces offering public programs & galleries on Governors Island require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with the Key to NYC Executive Order. Click here to review all health & safety protocols prior to your visit.

Through Oct 31
Sunday 11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Hours

New York City Audubon is a grass­roots com­mu­ni­ty that works for the pro­tec­tion of wild birds and habi­tat in the five bor­oughs, improv­ing the qual­i­ty of life for all New Yorkers.

For 40 years, New York City Audubon has cham­pi­oned nature in the City’s five bor­oughs through a com­bi­na­tion of engag­ing and enter­tain­ing pro­grams and inno­v­a­tive con­ser­va­tion cam­paigns. Through these efforts, we pro­tect the more than 300 species of birds liv­ing in the 30,000 acres of wet­lands, forests, and grass­lands of New York City. 

Explore the birds of Gov­er­nors Island with NYC Audubon! Guests can stop by their porch to start their own self-guid­ed bird tour of the island, learn about the city’s birds and habi­tats, or sim­ply watch the bird feed­er. Avian-inspired artists will be at work all sea­son long, influ­enced by the island and the city’s amaz­ing birds. Bird walks and nature-themed work­shops may be sched­uled on select week­ends through­out the season. 


Week­ly Events:

Nature Sto­ries on the Grass
Sat­ur­days, 11 – 11:30am & 4 – 4:30pm
Stop by for a sto­ry or two on the lawn next to Nolan Park #17. We’ll read an eclec­tic array of tales fea­tur­ing all kinds of crea­tures and crit­ters. This out­door sto­ry­time is appro­pri­ate for all ages. No reg­is­tra­tion required. No lim­it. Free

Binoc­u­lars for Beginners
Sat­ur­days, 1 – 2pm
Nev­er used binoc­u­lars before? Some­times it’s not as easy as it seems! Meet us on the porch to bor­row a free pair and get a crash course in binoc­u­lar basics. After a lit­tle prac­tice, you and your new skills will be all ready to join our free bird walk at 2pm. No reg­is­tra­tion required. No lim­it. Free

Gov­er­nors Island Bird Walks
Sat­ur­days, 2 – 3:30pm
Meet the birds of Gov­er­nors Island with one of our expert guides! Over 220 bird species have been spot­ted on the island, which pro­vides excel­lent habi­tat all year round. Whether you’re an expert bird­er or a begin­ner, these tours will help you dis­cov­er all of the bird life the island has to offer. Binoc­u­lars are avail­able to bor­row. Reserve your spot by sign­ing up at Nolan Park Build­ing 17. Lim­it­ed to 10. Free 

Through Oct 31
Sunday
11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM — 5:00 PM