Events

Upcoming Events



Thursday, October 3

Birding Tour of Bryant Park
Bryant Park, Manhattan, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Meet at the Birding Tour sign at the 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue entrance

Discover the surprising variety of birds that stop in Bryant Park during migration. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon and Bryant Park Corporation. Please visit their website for more information.


Friday, October 4

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs: backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Family Bird Walk, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Join us as we search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program leaves promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Saturday, October 5

Bird Walk
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon and Van Cortlandt Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Discovery Walk for Families: The Ramble
Central Park, Manhattan, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Belvedere Castle

Get "lost" in the Ramble! Explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. Discover who calls the forest floor, the lake shoreline, and the treetops their home. Discovery Walks for Families are a great way for parents and children of all ages to learn about the nature and history of Central Park in fun and creative ways. Join us for hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits— filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, hand lenses, and a complementary Discovery Journal. Registration required. Program is hosted by the Central Park Conservancy. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


Intro to Birdwatching
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. This tour leaves promptly at 12:00 p.m. Program is hosted by Brooklyn Bird Club and Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Sunday, October 6

Bird Walk
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Meet at Orchard Beach Parking Lot

Explore some of the best birding NYC has to offer. Come discover Pelham Bay Park's diverse habitat that attracts a variety of fall migrants. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon. Please visit their website for more information.


Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs: backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Nature’s Helpers, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Help do your part to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore. In this citizen science activity Audubon staff will guide groups to remove litter and record their findings. Fun for all ages and all materials are provided. This program leaves promptly at 12:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Monday, October 7

Birding Tour of Bryant Park
Bryant Park, Manhattan, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Meet at the Birding Tour sign at the 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue entrance

Discover the surprising variety of birds that stop in Bryant Park during migration. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon and Bryant Park Corporation. Please visit their website for more information.


Tuesday, October 8

Fall Migration Bird Walks at The Battery
Battery Park, Manhattan, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Meet at the Netherlands Memorial Flag Pole at the corner of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street

Join Gabriel Willow to explore the migrating birds that find food and habitat on lower Manhattan's waterfront. Registration is preferred. Program is hosted by the Battery Conservancy and NYC Audubon. Please visit their website for more information.


Thursday, October 10

Birding Basics: The North Woods
Central Park, Manhattan, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Meet at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the park. The North Woods provides 40 acres of vibrant habitat in the middle of New York City, making it an important stopover for birds during their annual migrations. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our guides. Pre-registration required. Program is hosted by the Central Park Conservancy. Please visit their website for more information and to register.


Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Family Bird Walk, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Join us as we search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program leaves promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


River Project Wetlab Look-Ins
Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pier 40 Wetlab at W. Houston Street

Meet Hudson River wildlife face-to-face. This program offers the opportunity to tour the Pier 40 wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in the estuary. Includes craft activities for children and interactive ecology workshops on topics such as fish migration and underwater habitat. Program is hosted by The River Project and Hudson River Park Trust. Please visit their website for more information.


Birding Tour of Bryant Park
Bryant Park, Manhattan, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Meet at the Birding Tour sign at the 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue entrance

Discover the surprising variety of birds that stop in Bryant Park during migration. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon and Bryant Park Corporation. Please visit their website for more information.


Friday, October 11

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Family Bird Walk, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Join us as we search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program leaves promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Saturday, October 12

Bird Walk
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon and Van Cortlandt Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Birding for Beginners
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Join for an introductory nature walk where you will learn the essentials of birdwatching. Program is hosted by NPS Gateway National Recreation Area. Please visit their website for more information.


Fall Hawk Watch
Fort Tilden, Queens, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Meet at Bldg. 1

Hike along the beach, dunes, and woods with naturalist Don Riepe. Visit the hawk-watching platform to look for migrating hawks, falcons, and many other species of birds heading south. Reservations suggested. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon, Jamaica Bay/Rockaway Parks Conservancy, and NPS Gateway National Recreation Area. For more information please visit their website. To reserve your space call the American Littoral Society at 718-474-0896; or email: don@littoralsociety.org


Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Nature’s Helpers, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Help do your part to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore. In this citizen science activity Audubon staff will guide groups to remove litter and record the findings. Fun for all ages and all materials are provided. This program leaves promptly at 12:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Birding: Hawk Watch
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Hike up the hills of the Bronx-Pelham Landfill, a site closed off to the public. Once known as Tallapoosa Point, the decommissioned landfill is now home to an abundance of wildlife. Participants are chosen by lottery. Program is hosted by NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers. Please visit their website to register for lottery and for more information.


Birding: Fall Migration
M’finda Kalunga Garden, Manhattan, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars, or ask to borrow a pair. Program is hosted by NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers. Please visit their website for more information.


Intro to Birdwatching
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. This tour leaves promptly at 12:00 p.m. Program is hosted by Brooklyn Bird Club and Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Sunday, October 13

Bird Walk
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Meet at Orchard Beach Parking Lot

Explore some of the best birding NYC has to offer. Come discover Pelham Bay Park's diverse habitat that attracts a variety of fall migrants. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon. Please visit their website for more information.


Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Nature’s Helpers, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Help do your part to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore. In this citizen science activity Audubon staff will guide groups to remove litter and record the findings. Fun for all ages and all materials are provided. This program leaves promptly at 12:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Birding Basics: The North Woods
Central Park, Manhattan, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Meet at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the park. The North Woods provides 40 acres of vibrant habitat in the middle of New York City, making it an important stopover for birds during their annual migrations. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our guides. Pre-registration required. Program is hosted by the Central Park Conservancy. Please visit their website for more information and to register.


Hunter’s Moon Sunset Walk
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

See the park after dark! Take a nighttime hike around West Pond with a Park Ranger and learn about the nocturnal residents of the refuge. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Registration required. Program is hosted by NPS Gateway National Recreation Area. To register call 718-318-4340. Please visit their website for more information. 


Monday, October 14

Birding Tour of Bryant Park
Bryant Park, Manhattan, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Meet at the Birding Tour sign at the 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue entrance

Discover the surprising variety of birds that stop in Bryant Park during migration. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon and Bryant Park Corporation. Please visit their website for more information.


Tuesday, October 15

River Project Wetlab Look-Ins
Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pier 40 Wetlab at W. Houston Street

Meet Hudson River wildlife face-to-face. This program offers the opportunity to tour the Pier 40 wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in the estuary. Includes craft activities for children and interactive ecology workshops on topics such as fish migration and underwater habitat. Program is hosted by The River Project and Hudson River Park Trust. Please visit their website for more information.


Thursday, October 17

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Family Bird Walk, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Join us as we search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program leaves promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


River Project Wetlab Look-Ins
Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pier 40 Wetlab at W. Houston Street

Meet Hudson River wildlife face-to-face. This program offers the opportunity to tour the Pier 40 wetlab, dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in the estuary. Includes craft activities for children and interactive ecology workshops on topics such as fish migration and underwater habitat. Program is hosted by The River Project and Hudson River Park Trust. Please visit their website for more information.


Birding Tour of Bryant Park
Bryant Park, Manhattan, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Meet at the Birding Tour sign at the 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue entrance

Discover the surprising variety of birds that stop in Bryant Park during migration. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon and Bryant Park Corporation. Please visit their website for more information.


Friday, October 18

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Family Bird Walk, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Join us as we search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program leaves promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Saturday, October 19

Bird Walk
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon and Van Cortlandt Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Birding Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Meet at Pier 1 entrance to park. Old Fulton Street and Furman Street

Join Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge, for a picturesque bird walk along the Brooklyn waterfront searching for fall migrants. Registration preferred. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


Birding Basics: The Ramble
Central Park, Manhattan, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Meet at Belvedere Castle

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Ramble, a vibrant woodland habitat in the Park. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our guides. Pre-registration required. Program is hosted by the Central Park Conservancy. Please visit their website for more information and to register.


Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Nature’s Helpers, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Help do your part to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore. In this citizen science activity Audubon staff will guide groups to remove litter and record the findings. Fun for all ages and all materials are provided. This program leaves promptly at 12:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Raccoon Intelligence: Too Smart for Our Own Good?
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

A fun look at what some might claim is the most intelligent creature in Jamaica Bay. We’ll take a look at some of the psychological tests done on Procyon lotor (AKA raccoons) and how they compare to other creatures. Program is hosted by NPS Gateway National Recreation Area. Please visit their website for more information.


Governors Island Bird Walk
Governors Island, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Meet at Nolan Park House #17

Join a bird walk around beautiful and historic Governors Island, which boasts over 200 species on ebird.org. Learn about the island's fascinating history and search for waterbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and more. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon. Please visit their website for more information.


Intro to Birdwatching
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. This tour leaves promptly at 12:00 p.m. Program is hosted by Brooklyn Bird Club and Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Sunday, October 20

Bird Walk
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Meet at Orchard Beach Parking Lot

Explore some of the best birding NYC has to offer. Come discover Pelham Bay Park's diverse habitat that attracts a variety of fall migrants. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon. Please visit their website for more information.


Raptorama! Festival
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

See live demonstrations and get up-close views of local hawks, owls, and eagles. After lunch, go to Fort Tilden to see many hawk species flying south for the winter. Program is hosted by NPS Gateway National Recreation Area, American Littoral Society, Jamaica Bay/Rockaway Parks Conservancy, and NYC Audubon.  Please visit their website for more information.


Birding: Raptor Watch
Spring Creek Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars or ask to borrow a pair. Program is hosted by NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers. Please visit their website for more information.


Birding: Fall Migration
Kissena Park, Queens, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars or ask to borrow a pair. Program is hosted by NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers. Please visit their website for more information.


Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Nature’s Helpers, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Help do your part to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore. In this citizen science activity Audubon staff will guide groups to remove litter and record the findings. Fun for all ages and all materials are provided. This program leaves promptly at 12:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Tuesday, October 22

River Project Wetlab Look-Ins
Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pier 40 Wetlab at W. Houston Street

Meet Hudson River wildlife face-to-face. This program offers the opportunity to tour the Pier 40 wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in the estuary. Includes craft activities for children and interactive ecology workshops on topics such as fish migration and underwater habitat. Program is hosted by The River Project and Hudson River Park Trust. Please visit their website for more information.


Wednesday, October 23

Birding Basics: The North Woods
Central Park, Manhattan, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Meet at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the park. The North Woods provides 40 acres of vibrant habitat in the middle of New York City, making it an important stopover for birds during their annual migrations. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our guides. Pre-registration required. Program is hosted by the Central Park Conservancy. Please visit their website for more information and to register.


Thursday, October 24

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Family Bird Walk, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Join us as we search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program leaves promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


River Project Wetlab Look-Ins
Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pier 40 Wetlab at W. Houston Street

Meet Hudson River wildlife face-to-face. This program offers the opportunity to tour the Pier 40 wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in the estuary. Includes craft activities for children and interactive ecology workshops on topics such as fish migration and underwater habitat. Program is hosted by The River Project and Hudson River Park Trust. Please visit their website for more information.


Friday, October 25

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Family Bird Walk, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Join us as we search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program leaves promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Saturday, October 26

Bird Walk
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon and Van Cortlandt Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Birding for Beginners
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Join for an introductory nature walk where you will learn the essentials of birdwatching. Program is hosted by NPS Gateway National Recreation Area. Please visit their website for more information.


Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Nature’s Helpers, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Help do your part to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore. In this citizen science activity Audubon staff will guide groups to remove litter and record the findings. Fun for all ages and all materials are provided. This program leaves promptly at 12:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Sunday, October 27

Bird Walk
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Meet at Orchard Beach Parking Lot

Explore some of the best birding NYC has to offer. Come discover Pelham Bay Park's diverse habitat that attracts a variety of fall migrants. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon. Please visit their website for more information.


Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 10:00–12:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 11:00–12:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Nature’s Helpers, 12:00–1:00 p.m.: Help do your part to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore. In this citizen science activity Audubon staff will guide groups to remove litter and record the findings. Fun for all ages and all materials are provided. This program leaves promptly at 12:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Discovery Walk for Families: Harlem Meer
Central Park, Manhattan, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Meet at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

The North Woods is the largest of Central Park's woodlands, offering a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Learn about the design of this serene landscape and how the plants and trees contribute to the health of an urban woodland community. Discovery Walks for Families are a great way for parents and children of all ages to learn about the nature and history of Central Park in fun and creative ways. Pre-registration required. Program is hosted by the Central Park Conservancy. Please visit their website to register and for more information.


All about Bats
Bloomingdale Park Playground, Staten Island, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Bats are amazing and awe-inspiring animals, and they’re the only mammals who can fly! You have probably seen them flying around at dusk as they forage for insects and mosquitos. Program is hosted by NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers. Please visit their website for more information.


Tuesday, October 29

River Project Wetlab Look-Ins
Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pier 40 Wetlab at W. Houston Street

Meet Hudson River wildlife face-to-face. This program offers the opportunity to tour the Pier 40 wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in the estuary. Includes craft activities for children and interactive ecology workshops on topics such as fish migration and underwater habitat. Program is hosted by The River Project and Hudson River Park Trust. Please visit their website for more information.


Thursday, October 31

Birding Basics: The Ramble
Central Park, Manhattan, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Meet at Belvedere Castle

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Ramble, a vibrant woodland habitat in the Park. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our guides. Pre-registration required. Program is hosted by the Central Park Conservancy. Please visit their website for more information and to register.


Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2:00 p.m.

Family Bird Walk, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Join us as we search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program leaves promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


River Project Wetlab Look-Ins
Hudson River Park, Manhattan, 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Pier 40 Wetlab at W. Houston Street

Meet Hudson River wildlife face-to-face. This program offers the opportunity to tour the Pier 40 wetlab, a dynamic exhibit of native Hudson River animals that changes based on current populations living in the estuary. Includes craft activities for children and interactive ecology workshops on topics such as fish migration and underwater habitat. Program is hosted by The River Project and Hudson River Park Trust. Please visit their website for more information.


Saturday, November 2

Bird Walk
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon and Van Cortlandt Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Nature’s Helpers, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Help do your part to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore. In this citizen science activity Audubon staff will guide groups to remove litter and record the findings. Fun for all ages and all materials are provided. This program leaves promptly at 12:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Intro to Birdwatching
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. This tour leaves promptly at 12:00 p.m. Program is hosted by Brooklyn Bird Club and Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Sunday, November 3

Early Morning Bird Walk: Feathered Friends
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Find and observe park regulars like chickadees, early winter residents like northern shovelers, and the returning ducks that spend the winter in the lake. Tour leaves promptly at 8:00 a.m. Program is hosted by Brooklyn Bird Club and Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.


Bird Walk
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Meet at Orchard Beach Parking Lot

Explore some of the best birding NYC has to offer. Come discover Pelham Bay Park's diverse habitat that attracts a variety of fall migrants. Program is hosted by NYC Audubon. Please visit their website for more information.


Nature Exploration
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Meet at Prospect Park Audubon Center

Discovery Pack, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, backpacks filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!

Animal Encounter, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Nature’s Helpers, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Help do your part to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore. In this citizen science activity Audubon staff will guide groups to remove litter and record the findings. Fun for all ages and all materials are provided. This program leaves promptly at 12:00 p.m.

Program is hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance. Please visit their website for more information.