NYC Parks Previews Activities to Kick Off 16th Annual Raptor Fest, 10/10
NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White will join the Urban Park Rangers, Wildlife Rehabilitator Bobby Horvath, and third grade students from St. Saviour Academy to kick-off Raptor Fest 2013, a celebration of birds of prey held in Brooklyn's backyard, Prospect Park. After the speaking program a rehabilitated Red Tailed Hawk will be released into the wild at noon on Thursday, October 10, 2013.
A dozen different birds including falcons, hawks, eagles, and other birds of prey from all over the world will get up close and personal with New Yorkers at the 16th Annual Raptor Fest, a free, public event to be held on Sunday, October 13 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Peninsula in Prospect Park.
Hosted by the Urban Park Rangers and the Prospect Park Audubon Center, this event offers New Yorkers of all ages the rare opportunity to watch these magnificent birds of prey fly, dive, and interact with their handlers. Birds will be provided by Talons and Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation.