The Fall Roost Benefit 2018




Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tribeca Rooftop
2 Desbrosses Street

Join us as we celebrate New York City Audubon’s 14th annual Fall Roost.

This year we honor Andrew Farnsworth, PhD, best known for his work developing BirdCast and supporting eBird, two online tools that have aided his colleagues at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, many other scientists and conservationists, and made it easier than ever for amateurs to get into birding and engaged in conservation. We are proud to honor Andrew for his many ornithological achievements conserving songbirds and for his service on our board of directors.

We also honor Annie Barry, our 2018 Volunteer of the Year. Annie has worked tirelessly to champion Governors Island as prime habitat and a birding hotspot while working to conserve the island’s nesting Common Terns and other birds. She has led countless walks there and in Inwood Hill Park, performed bird surveys and Audubon Christmas Bird Counts, and played a critical role in establishing our Governors Island seasonal nature center. 

Silent Auction and Reception - 6:30pm
Dinner and Program to Follow

Karen Benfield | Marcia T. Fowle | Catherine Schragis Heller | Tatiana Kaletsch | Jenny Maritz

Proceeds from the Fall Roost support New York City Audubon's efforts to protect wild birds and their habitat in the five boroughs through scientific research, community engagement, advocacy, and hands-on habitat restoration. In particular, we are working to improve the quality of stopover habitat and reduce threats to birds from unnecessary illumination and from reflective glass. 




1. Discover Ecuador: Seven (7) nights in Bird Heaven
Courtesy of El Refugio de Intag Lodge, Hacienda Cusin, San Jorge de Tandayapa Lodge

2. Tanya Marcuse Studio Visit and a Weekend at Troutbeck
Courtesy of Tanya Marcuse & Troutbeck

3. Birds and Oysters on Governors Island
Courtesy of Annie Barry & Island Oyster



4. Two (2) Tickets to MasterVoices Performance of Israel in Egypt
Courtesy of MasterVoices

5. Two (2) VIP Tickets to Sleep No More
Courtesy of McKittrick Hotel



6. Two (2) VIP Tickets to Live Taping
Courtesy of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

7. World of Whiskey with Barrell Bourbon's Will Schragis
Courtesy of Will Schragis, Cathy and Lloyd Heller 

8. Outdoor School Classes
Courtesy of REI 

9. Private Tour of the Louise Bourgeois Home
Courtesy of Easton Foundation 

10. & 11. Tours of the Jackson Pollock-Lee Krasner House
Courtesy of Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center



12. Original Artwork, the treachery of birds: c'est pas une cuillere
Courtesy of Autumn Kioti

13. & 14. Original Drawings of Birds
Courtesy of Gabriel Willow

15. Original Artwork
Courtesy of Nadir Souirgi

16. Rock Clock, Photograph by William Wegman
Courtesy of Christine Burgin and William Wegman

17.  Great Horned Owl
Courtesy of Juan Carlos Pinto

18. Wine Crate Birdhouse
Courtesy of Buddy Ryan

19. Bird Silhouette Collage
Courtesy of James Prosek

20. Bird Purse
Courtesy of Marcia T. Fowle

21. Barneys Feather Scarf
Courtesy of Karen Benfield

22. Luxe Beauty Basket
Courtesy of Secret Beauty Source

23. Owl Print
Courtesy of Hugo Guinness & John Derian

24. Effortless Entertaining for Busy Birders: Fresh Flower Subscription and Wölffer Estate Wine
Courtesy of Drianne Benner



25. The Scarlet Tanager: NYC Audubon Board Wine Basket -- Reds
Courtesy of Karen Benfield, Chris Cooper, Kathryn Heintz, Cathy Heller, Kimberly Kriger, and Deborah Laurel

26. The Snow Bunting: NYC Audubon Board Wine Basket -- Whites
Courtesy of Sandy Ewing, Jeff Kimball, Kimberly Kriger, Cathy Heller, and Alan Steel

27. Spirit Bird: Oat Whiskey and Distillery Tour; Two (2) Bottles of Gin; and Two (2) Bottles of Spirits & Glassware
Courtesy of Kings County Distillery, Neversink Spirits, Short Path Distillery

28. Delicious Treats Gift Basket
Courtesy of Lark Fine Foods

29. Brew Bird of Happiness: KCBC Safe Flight IPA Plus Tour and Tasting
Courtesy of Kings County Brewers Collective

30. Washington My Home Gift Basket
Courtesy of Chukar Cherries



31. Fly the Coop: Birding by Ear with Chris Cooper
Courtesy of Chris Cooper

32. VIP Tour of Jamaica Bay by Boat with Don Riepe and His Photo of an Osprey
Courtesy of Don Riepe

33. Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise
Courtesy of Don Riepe

34. Deep Blue Adventure with John Shemilt
Courtesy of John Shemilt

35. A Private Bird and Nature Walk with David Burg, Destination of Your Choice
Courtesy of David Burg

36. A Hive of Commerce: Beekeeping and Green Roof Tour of the Javits Center Package
Courtesy of Alan Steel and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

37. Gabriel Willow Natural History Adventure
Courtesy of Gabriel Willow

38. Joe Giunta Birding Tour
Courtesy of Joe Giunta

39. Tag Along with Susan and Her Birds
Courtesy of Dr. Susan Elbin

40. Go Batty with Kaitlyn Parkins
Courtesy of Kaitlyn Parkins

41. Songs of the City with Tod Winston
Courtesy of Tod Winston

42. One Sweet Tour of the Ornithology Collection at AMNH
Courtesy of Paul Sweet

43. Curator’s Private Tour of Photography at the Met
Courtesy of Jeff L. Rosenheim

44. Founders Tour of the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm
Courtesy of Brooklyn Grange

45. Independence Day Fireworks at Kingsland Wildflowers
Courtesy of NYC Audubon, Newtown Creek Alliance, and Kathryn Heintz



R1. Charley Harper Mugs (4), Cardinal Vase, and Dishtowel
Courtesy of Fishs Eddy

R2. Safe Passage 800 Day Pack
Courtesy of Orvis

R3. Women's Paxat Pack 30L Backpack & Cotton Quilt Snap-T
Courtesy of Patagonia

R4. Men's Refugio Back 28L Backpack & Men's Cotton Quilt Snap-T
Courtesy of Patagonia

R5. Flights of Wine: Two (2) Bottles Selected by Stew Leonard's, Bird Corkscrew
Courtesy of Stew Leonard's Farmingdale & Kikkerland



S1. Natural History Gift Wrap and Note Cards
Courtesy of Jennifer Berlinger and Fairhope Graphics

S2. Bird Patches by Prospect Patches
Courtesy of Marcia T. Fowle


As a loyal friend of New York City Audubon, your support for the Fall Roost encourages others to take part in this celebration. Contributors of $1,500 or more by August 10 will be listed on the invitation. Please consider purchasing a table and encouraging friends to attend.

We look forward to seeing you at New York City Audubon’s 2018 Fall Roost! For further information, contact Kellye Rosenheim at 646-502-9611 or



$20,000 Red-tailed Hawk Table
Prominent Seating and Listing in the Program

$10,000 Great Blue Heron Table
Favored Seating and Listing in the Program

$5,000 American Oystercatcher Table
Choice Seating and Listing in the Program

$750 Painted Bunting Host Committee Ticket
Special Seating and Listing in the Program (Requires Purchase of Two Tickets)

$375 Individual Ticket
Reserved Seating



I Cannot Attend but Would Like To Make a Contribution to NYC Audubon


Each ticket is tax-deductible less $125

Date & Time: Oct 02, 2018 06:30 PM to
Oct 02, 2018 09:30 PM
[America/New_York UTC -5]


Add to my Calendar
Location: Tribeca Rooftop
2 Desbrosses Street
New York NY
United States

Get Driving Directions
Registration Closes: Oct 01, 2018 05:00 PM

Event Coordinator:

Kellye Rosenheim
 Registration Fees
Tickets & Sponsorships Price
Red-tailed Hawk Table (Includes 10 Tickets)  
Great Blue Heron (Includes 10 Tickets)  
American Oystercatcher Table (Includes 10 Tickets)  
Painted Bunting Host Committee Ticket (Special Seating & Program Listing Requires 2-Ticket Purchase)  
Individual Ticket  
Contributions Price
I Cannot Attend but Want To Make a Donation  

Registration is now closed.


Powered By

Our website is protected by DMC Firewall!