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May 28, 2024
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
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91 Aberdeen St. Brooklyn, New York (Bushwick)
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Black Birders Week 2024: Birding With NYRP, NYC Audubon, and Evergreens Cemetery

Celebrate Black Birders Week 2024 (May 26-June 1) with NYC Audubon, Evergreens Cemetery, and NYRP! Black Birders Week was created in 2020 by the BlackAFinSTEM Collective. Read more about the week and each day’s theme on the BAFiS website.

Join NYC Audubon’s Sam Philbert, New York Restoration Project, and The Evergreens Cemetery Preservation Foundation for a birdy and historical stroll on day three of Black Birders Week.

Straddling both Brooklyn and Queens, Evergreens Cemetery was established in 1849 and is a burial spot for several notable Black families and individuals. In addition to being an archive of New York City history, it contains extraordinary trees and habitat for wildlife including birds. With 225 acres of trees, rolling hills, open fields, vistas of downtown Manhattan, and ancient tree allées, the Evergreens offers a chance to roam a beautiful and tranquil oasis in Bushwick.

The group will meet at the adjacent Aberdeen Community Garden (98 Aberdeen St, Brooklyn, NY 11207) and traverse through it and into the cemetery. Registration below. No Limit. Free!

Accessibility and Directions:

Aberdeen Community Garden contains paved paths and sitting areas. Public restrooms can be found in the garden and in the cemetery, including in the main building. Free parking is also available at the cemetery. The L train stops right in front of the community garden, and nearby transit lines at Broadway Junction include the B20 and Q24 buses.

Please check NYRP’s social media for the latest updates regarding outdoor event cancellations due to inclement weather and air quality.

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