programming for open house new york weekend

Discover the Birds of Govenors Island.

Birding on Governors Island

Join VIP (volunteer in park) Annie Barry on this 1.5 hour birding expedition amongst the historic homes on Governors Island and provide the National Park Service with valuable information regarding the feathered residents on the island.

Annie Barry has been volunteering for the National Park Service on Governors Island since 2008 and has contributed over 200 hours to the park. Annie shares her love of birding with our park visitors through her special birding tours and her "Birding Journals" which you can read on-line at

Please meet Annie and your fellow birders at the top of the hill at Soisson`s Dock on Governors Island. A limited supply of binoculars will be available to borrow, but if you have your own, please bring them.

Thank you for assisting us in our effort to compile as much data as we can about our bird population.

When: Saturday, October 10th
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Meet at the top of the hill at Soisson's Dock

Steve de Carteret and family visiting their former backyard...the cannons at Fort Jay.
Steve de Carteret brought his family visit his childhood home at Fort Jay on Governors Island

NPS Photo Credit

Memoirs of a Governors Island Resident

Take a walk down memory lane with VIP and former United States Coast Guard resident Steve de Carteret for a 45 - 60 minute walking tour which will explore the history and small town life enjoyed by Governors Island families.

When: Saturday and Sunday, October 10th & 11th at 10:25, 12:25 and 2:25.

Where: Meet at the top of the hill at Soisson's Dock.

Please Note: These programs are based on the availability of the Volunteers. Please call the park at 212-825-3045 or ask a Park Ranger if the program will be offered on the day of your visit.

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Last updated: March 31, 2012

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