It’s Your Tern Festival

Come celebrate Governors Island’s treasures: Common terns and oysters! Common terns have recently colonized several decommissioned piers on the Governors Island waterfront; in 2013, researchers from NYC Audubon and Cornell University counted 181 nests and banded 100 chicks. The Tern Festival will take place from noon until 4pm and will feature speakers, a bird tour of Governors Island, a botany and natural history tour of the Island, a common tern viewing station, and short guided boat trips to view the nesting terns from the water.