August 19: A New Look at New York’s Waterfront

New York City is surrounded by waterways—but how well do you really know them? On August 19, Science Writers in New York will present a special, exclusive close-up of our largest body of water, at

RIVERTalk: The Life of the Hudson

Join SWINY at 6 pm to explore “the river that flows two ways.” On our mile-long custom foray along this renowned tidal estuary, we’ll learn about its diverse ecosystem and the impact of humans.

We’ll cover the river’s:

  • geology
  • wildlife and birds, plus plants of Riverside Park
  • pollutants and clean-ups
  • fish and shellfish of all sizes
  • microcosms

plus ample time for all your questions!

Our experienced guide is naturalist Leslie Day, EdD, long-time former resident of the 79th Street Boat Basin, science educator, and author of four respected books on birds, bees, trees, and natural wonders of NYC (Johns Hopkins University Press).

Bonus Options:

  • Sunset on the River (7:49 pm)
  • Drinks or dinner at a casual riverfront café

Monday, August 19,  6-7:40 pm
(Rain date: Wednesday, August 21)

Meeting place provided with confirmation                              

Fees (The tour’s cost is largely subsidized by SWINY)

  • SWINY/NASW Members $5
  • Non-Members $10 
  • Kids 8 to 16 welcome, as SWINY’s guests)  

RSVP up soon — only 20 people can attend!

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