The New York Bird Club is sponsoring the first National Pigeon Day in New York City, Friday evening, June 13, from 4 to 8 PM.
Place: Pilgrim Hill in Central Park, New York NY.
(Enter on northwest corner of 5th Avenue @ E. 72nd Street)
National Pigeon Day commemorates the lives, intelligence, feelings, friendliness, courage and beauty of pigeons. Many people will gather who share a love of pigeons and who are interested in the pigeon situation in New York City. The event includes entertainment, political activism, speakers, literature distribution, and a candlelight prayer service for pigeons with guitar accompaniment and pigeon-shaped cookies.
UPC President Karen Davis will give a talk from 6 to 6:40 p.m. on “The Human Nature of Pigeons,” accompanied by a handout that can be viewed at: http://www.upc-online.org/pigeons/. To learn about all the speakers and the complete program, please visit: http://www.nationalpigeonday.blogspot.com/.
There’s a nice article, “Pro-Pigeonism,” in the New York Magazine Children’s Section. You can add comments to the article if you like. Visit: http://nymag.com/family/kids/47515/.
You can also listen online to ANIMAL TALK with SUZANNE DRAGAN who interviewed Dr. Charles Wolcott, previous Director of Cornell’s Ornithology Lab about pigeon history, biology & behavior; Arlene Steinberg, an organizer of National Pigeon Day; and East Coast Director of In Defense of Animals, Valerie Sicignano. To listen to the show, which aired live on 1450AM WCTC (Central Jersey) on Sunday June 8, please go to wctcam.com.
Pigeons are a wonderful part of the community of life. They deserve our respect and protection. Be a Voice for Pigeons!