Kingsland Wildflowers is a Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) project committed to expanding natural habitat and green corridors for bird and wildlife populations. The vision, conceived through partnerships with local businesses, community voices and wildlife experts, will provide Greenpoint with living and growing infrastructure to support native New York City wildlife and educational programming focused on sustainable conservation practices and wildlife protection.
Thursday, October 18th, 5:30 PM
Artist Nicolas Holiber, in partnership with NYC Audubon, Broadway Mall Association, NYC Parks, and Gitler &_____ Gallery, presents Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway
Audubon Sculpture Project. Learn about this ambitious public-art initiative scheduled to debut in April 2019 with the mission of drawing attention to the plight of birds threatened by climate change while bringing beauty to the urban landscape.
A Brooklyn Gin cocktail hour (cash bar) on the green roof will precede the artist presentation.
RSVP here. Limited to 40.
Support Green Roofs NYC!
Friday, October 19th, 4 - 7 PM
Join Council Members Rafael L. Espinal Jr. (D37), Stephen Levin (D33), and Donovan Richards (D31) to learn about their newly proposed Green Roof Bill, Int 1032-2018, "requiring that the roofs of certain buildings be covered in green roofs, solar panels or small wind turbines." Green Roofs create economic opportunities, environmental benefits, and make our city resilient in the face of climate change.
This open-to-the-public, free event is being held at Kingsland Wildflowers atop Broadway Stages with open discussion at 5 PM. Refreshments will be served. For more information visit the Eventbrite page here.
Intro to Mycology Workshop
Sunday, October 21st, 12 - 3 PM
Join Newtown Creek Alliance and instructor Craig Trester for an introductory workshop on Mycology. Fungi are the keystone species that interconnect every facet of life in our world. This class will highlight the supreme influence these ancient and often overlooked organisms have upon our health, society, and environment and also provide a succinct peek into the Fungal Queendom from the perspectives of ecology, anthropology, pharmacology, and bioremediation. The class also features a workshop component that teaches attendees how to perform low tech and low cost mushroom cultivation techniques that can be replicated at home with upcycled materials.
2018 marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed.
Over the last century, the law has saved millions of birds from depredatory human activities.
Sadly the rate of extinctions appear to be ever-increasing, as a result of extensive habitat destruction, invasive species, window collisions, predatory cats, and pesticides. As of 2017, over 1,300 bird species are under threat, and a total of 197 are critically endangered—on the brink of extinction.
Year of the Bird is 12 months of storytelling, science, and conservation aimed at heightening public awareness of birds and the importance of protecting these critical species. Together we can champion causes for birds and work towards proven solutions.
Visit birdyourworld.org for more info & sign the pledge today!
Projects & Progress
Learn about the construction process and the project timeline.
Find out about the Kingsland Wildflowers project at 520 Kingsland Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Funding for Kingsland Wildflowers is provided to NYC Audubon 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.