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>Raptor Fest

Saturday, September 15, 2018

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

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Experience the thrill of viewing New York's premier predators live and up close. Join NYC Parks at the annual Raptor Fest hosted by the Urban Park Rangers, Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, and NYC Audubon. 

Meet eagles, owls, hawks and kestrels up close!

This event is a great way for kids to learn about birds of prey, including owls and hawks, get up close and personal with them, and watch them perform amazing aerial feats.

The event is free to the public and will include live demonstrations and education/activity tables. Activities are provided by the Urban Park Rangers; and live flying demonstrations are presented by Skyhunters in Flight.


Location Details:
Enter at Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South.



Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number

(718) 548-0912


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Directions to Van Cortlandt Park

Know Before You Go

Barbecuing AreasVan Cortlandt Park

Due to construction at Broadway and West 242nd Street, the entrance near the subway is closed. Please access the park at the stairway adjacent to the public comfort station (Broadway & Manhattan College Parkway). There is an accessible entrance at the end of the block. The barbecuing area at Van Cortlandt Park has temporarily been moved behind the Nature Center. For more information on the progress of this construction project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker page.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2020

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