SPECIAL EVENT: Audubon Mural Project Tour
Guided Tour: Where Birds Meet Art
Join us for a Field Trip: Audubon Mural Project Tour. Led by lecnesed tour guide Leigh Hallingby. we’ll spend the morning checking out the works of the Audubon Mural Project, a public art initiative meant to draw attention to birds threatened by climage change as informed by National Audubon’s report, “Survival by Degrees.” The murals can be found mainly in the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights where the great naturalist John James Audubon lived the last 10 years of his life. The murals range from lovely panels that fill in a former window to spectacular paintings covering the entire side of a building. In addition to seeing at least 30 murals during the walk, we’ll visit John James Audubon’s impressive grave site in the Trinity Church Cemetary.
About Leigh Hallingby
Leigh is a licensed New York City tour guide who specializes in Harlem, Morningside heights, and the Upper West Side. She is passionate about exploring all five NYC boroughs and beyond on foot, mostly through organized walking tours. Leigh is retired from a 36-year career as a non-profit librarian. She loves doing research about the neighborhoods in which she gives tours and sharing the information about them with attendees. Leigh is a feminist, collector, genealogist, and love of arts, culture, and travel. After residing in the suburbs of NYC for many years, she now loves living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Sunday, April 3, 10:30am-12:30pm. Cost: $25 for members/$30 for non-members. Level of Difficulty: Easy. Tickets may be purchased online by CLICKING HERE. If you have questions or prefer to pay by check or cash, please email Susan.
Photo of mural: Susan Fisher 2019