Birds of Prey Day

Sunday, June 3, 2018
10:00am - 4:30pm

Green Chimneys Brewster Campus
400 Doansburg Road, Brewster, NY 10509

A Day of Fun, Flight and Falconry!

Celebrating 26 years of Green Chimneys’ famous annual tradition dedicated to children, the environment and magnificent birds of prey.

  • Over 100 raptors
  • Free-flying demos
  • Top wildlife experts
  • Live animal presentations

Green Chimneys’ renowned Farm & Wildlife Center is home to nearly 200 animals, including 50 birds of prey. An Andean condor; Griffon vulture; numerous hawks, falcons, owls and several crows are under the care of expert wildlife staff. Spring always brings large numbers of fledgling birds that need care, and the goal is to return them to the wild as soon as possible.
The students of the Green Chimneys School have some special needs of their own and through the rehabilitation and care of these animals, they learn compassion, encouragement, and the true meaning of stewardship.

Enjoy highlights from 2017!

Click on images below to see what Birds of Prey Day is all about.

See What Birds of Prey Day is All About

25th Anniversary Video via YouTube

Flickr Photo Album

Enjoy live demonstrations from leading wildlife and environmental experts, including:

  • Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom
  • Jim Eyring, Pace University Environmental Center
  • Bill Robinson, Wildlife Lectures
  • Jonathan Wood, The Raptor Project
  • Brian Bradley, Skyhunters in Flight
  • Bruce Lowder, Animal Encounters
  • The New York State Falconry Association
  • Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures
  • Erik Callender Reptile Edventures
  • Two By Two Zoo
  • Celebrity Guests

Birds of Prey Day Tickets will be sold online and at the door. Online registration to open April 2018.

  • Adults $15 (age 12 and up)
  • Children $5 (free for children under 3)
  • Seniors $5
  • Family Pass $35 (2 adults with children)

For the safety of our animals and yours, please leave your pets at home. 

Free admission for:
  • Scouts in uniform
  • Military with I.D.
Metro-North Discount

Receive 20% off ticket prices and FREE shuttle bus service to and from the Southeast train station.

  • Shuttle pick up available for trains arriving at Southeast 10:52 am and 11:51 am.
  • Shuttle drop off available for 4:46 pm and 5:46 pm trains going southbound.

Calling all artists, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and food trucks!

Exhibit your expertise at Birds of Prey Day

This event is a great opportunity to:

  • Increase awareness about your product or service
  • Gain new customer leads and strengthen existing relationships
  • Support Green Chimneys

Vendor packages start at just $60.

Vendor Application    Food Truck Application

Questions?

Meet our Birds of Prey
10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Visit our Farm & Wildlife Center throughout the day and meet guest falconers and exhibitors.


Family Activities
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Enjoy fun family activities including, kids’ crafts, glitter tattoos, and a children’s coloring mural. Don’t miss the Green Chimneys Children’s Art Show.


Pony Rides at the Horse Barn
Hay Rides at the Farm
11:00 am – 3:00 pm


Special Workshop: Raptor Triage
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Back of Main Tent


Live Oxen & Draft Horses
11:00 am – 4:30 pm

John Blumberg will display his team of oxen and Belgian draft horses.
Outdoor riding ring in front of Teaching Barn


Bird of Prey Demo 1
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Jonathan Wood, Raptor Project
Demonstration area in front of Raptor Project Trailer


Bird of Prey Demo 2
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Brian Bradley, Sky Hunters in Flight and James Eyring, Pace Univ. Environmental Center
Demonstration Field in front of Horse Barn


Stage Show – Hosted by Paul Kupchok
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Welcome and Invocation
  • Special Guests

Live Bird Release
4:30 pm

End the day with the dramatic release of a rehabilitated bird back into the wild

Come for the birds and farm exploration, stay for the food!

This event features local, specialty food trucks. Watch for announcements on which tasty trucks will be a part of Birds of Prey Day by checking back here or connecting with us on Facebook.

Parking is FREE

Green Chimneys’ complimentary shuttle bus service by Chappaqua Transportation provides convenient transport between the event and these designated—and free—parking locations in Brewster including:

  • Putnam Business Park · 1689 Route 22, Brewster, NY 10509
  • Stanley · 2 Powers Lane, Brewster, NY 10509
  • Temple Beth Elohim · 31 Mount Ebo Road North, Brewster, NY 10509
    (From Rt 22: Turn right onto Doansburg Rd (CR-65); turn left onto Mt. Ebo Rd North; the temple is on the left.)
  • Dept. of Transportation lot on Gage Road, next to the Green Chimneys campus