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.
The 2018 season has begun!
Check out our events page to find out what's in-store this year at Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof and Community Engagement Center
KCBC FILMS: Thursday, April 26
After the success of our beer collaboration with Kings County Brewers Collective last year, we’re returning with screenings of some great films this season. Join us on Thursday, April 26 at 7pm at the KCBC Taproom in Bushwick for Birders: The Central Park Effect followed by Q + A with filmmaker Jeff Kimball, actor Chris Cooper, and KCBC brewer Pete Lengyel, who was inspired to create "Safe Flight IPA" last fall after learning of the hundreds of millions of birds that perish in the U.S. annually from window strikes. These events are free and open to the public. Ages 21+
April 28 & 29, 2018
UNDERSTORY is a plant lab, urban ecology event and workshop series providing information, tools and unique experiential lessons to NYC residents about the natural environment that surrounds them by inspiring participants to engage with their city ‘from the ground up.’
Join us on Saturday, April 28th at 12:30pm for a walking tour of Kingsland Wildflowers during the UNDERSTORY weekend. More info + registration here.
May 11-20, 2018
NYC Wildflower Week presents a full week of free events to showcase the 53,000 acres of open space and 778 native plants in NYC's 5 boroughs. The goal of the week is simple: to encourage New Yorkers to get to know the nature in their own backyard and to inspire them to protect this natural heritage for future generations.
Join Kingsland Wildflowers on Friday, May 18th at 6pm for a guided tour and cocktails with landscape designer, Marni Majorelle of Alive Structures. More info + registration here.
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.
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.