Led By Leigh Hallingby, Licensed NYC Tour Guide, Harlem Walks
The goal of the Audubon Mural Project is to create murals of over 300 North American birds in the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Hamilton and Washington Heights where John James Audubon spent the last 10 years of his life. We will walk mainly along Broadway between 148th and 164th Streets, seeing about 30 murals. Because the artists have license to represent the birds in any way that they choose to, there is great variation in the styles of painting. And the murals range from lovely panels that fill a window frame to spectacular works covering the entire side of a building. All of the birds painted have been identified as being threatened by climate change. We will also visit John James Audubon’s impressive gravesite in the Trinity Church Cemetery. Binoculars are an asset for seeing murals above street level.
Distance = ca. 1.5 miles over 2 hours. Wheelchair accessible.
Closest subway stops: West 145th Street on Broadway (#1) or St. Nicholas (ABCD). Check your own map before setting out, please.
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.