W’67 Classmates in NYC Area – “Lean-In, Learn ‘n Lunch”
Thursday, November 29, 2018
(10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
Come Join a Walking Tour of the Audubon Mural Project
(led by Class Secretary, Leigh Hallingby) and/or a
Complimentary Lunch and Friendship at Bo-No Trattoria -- 3658 Broadway, corner of W. 151st Street
(hosted by Class President, Beth Bates Johnson)
The Audubon Bird Mural Project (sometimes called “Bird Watching in the Heights”) is an exciting initiative to create murals of endangered North American birds on the walls of buildings and stores in the Upper Manhattan neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights.
These birds are threatened by climate change, according to the National Audubon’s Birds & Climate Change Report (http://climate.audubon.org/). The mural project is designed not only to help us appreciate the beauty of the birds, but also to make us aware of the challenges that they face. As of Fall 2018, 101 of the 314 birds have been painted on buildings, including Hooded Warblers, an American Oystercatcher, and a Cerulean Warbler. If you go to www.audubon.org/amp, you can print a map of the paintings.
On November 29th, we will meet at 10:00 am at Hamilton’s Eatery, 3570 Broadway (between 146th and 147th), where coffee, delicious pastries, and a restroom are available. We will walk along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue between 147th and 157th Streets and see about 30 murals. We will also visit Audubon's impressive gravesite in the Trinity Church Cemetery.
Our walk will end by 12:15 p.m. when we’ll walk to Bo-No Trattoria for a relaxed lunch. Non-classmate and guests are welcome to either or both events. If you are planning to attend, please notify Leigh Hallingby (email@example.com or text to 551-404-7514). Leigh is happy to answer any questions including about transportation. Hamilton Heights is easy to reach by subway, taxi, Uber, or private automobile.
Leigh Hallingby (Ms.)
Licensed NYC Tour Guide