Talks

Living on the Hudson River: A Natural History Virtual Presentation

Featuring: Leslie Day
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022
  • $10 ($5 Members)

Event Details:

Presented live on Zoom

Join us for a live, virtual journey through history, as we answer your questions and walk you through a slideshow of objects and imagery via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform.

As a longtime resident of the 79th Street Boat Basin, Dr. Leslie Day came to know the diversity of the city’s natural world. In this talk, hear about her experience living on a houseboat and learn about the history of the Hudson River from the terrible pollution that fouled its pristine waters to the clean-up efforts of recent decades. Discover the natural world of the river from the seasons to the storms.

Leslie Day is the author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York CityField Guide to the Street Trees of New York CityField Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York CityHoneybee Hotel: the Waldorf Astoria Roof Garden and the Heart of New York City, and her forthcoming book River: Living on the Hudson – A Natural History. Leslie has a doctorate in science education from Columbia University Teachers College and taught middle school science. Now retired, she teaches Introduction to Plant Science at the New York Botanical Garden and gives talks and leads nature walks for Fort Tryon Park Trust, and many organizations in and around the city.

Ticket Instructions:

By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the virtual presentation. A member of the New-York Historical staff will also send a reminder email with instructions 24-hours in advance of the presentation.