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Saturday 05/30/15 12PM-6PM


Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Stanton Street Directions

A Pigeon’s Perspective

Cover Image:

Winner of Pigeon Beauty Pagent Champion Old Dutch Capuchine. Photo: Layne Gardner

Part of the Street Program

The presence of pigeons in cities stands on a paradox: they are physically excessively visible but remain invisible to most city-dwellers. This tour will focus on their presence and behavior, engaging in an interdisciplinary conversation about pigeons as a species as well as the Lower East Side’s history, animal adaptation to anthropic milieus, human ideologies, and concerns about the future of biodiversity. We will walk to a few keys points around the Lower East Side (including the last remaining coop in Alphabet City, feral pigeon nests, and pigeon feeder spots) and discuss pigeon orientation skills, early European immigration, the American Dream, sanitation, chicken meat prices, and dog parks.

The Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris tours will be leaving from the Shared Tour Hub in Sara D. Roosevelt Park at the corner of Stanton and Forsyth Streets at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Space is limited, please email to reserve your spot.

Categories: Art, Civic Life
Participating Organizations: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris

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