WILD in New York

WILD in New York

New York WILD Film Festival & Wildlife Conservation Society present an evening of films and talks highlighting
unexpected stories of what’s “WILD in New York”

June 22, 2023 at The Explorers Club

Hosted by John Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Wildlife Conservation Society.

The evening features 3 film screenings, Q&As with filmmakers & experts, and receptions.

When:    Thursday, June 22, 2023, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Where:   The Explorers Club, 46 E. 70th St.

Schedule of Events:
6:00pm – 7:00pm Check In and Reception
7:00pm – 9:00pm Film Program
9:00pm – 10:00pm Reception

Film Program

National Geographic Episode of “Extraordinary Birder with Christian Cooper: New York City”

Executive Producers: Gregory Henry, Isaac Holub, George Kralovansky, Kimberly Woodard, Jon Kroll, Irfan Rahman, and Doug Veith
USA, 2023
44 mins

In National Geographic’s new series “Extraordinary Birder with Christian Cooper,” the life-long birder Christian Cooper takes us into the wild, wonderful and unpredictable world of birds. Join Christian in this New York City-based episode as he meets peregrine falcon chicks, gives a pigeon a footbath, and releases a streetsmart kestrel, right here in his hometown.

Q&A with Christian Cooper

Episode broadcasts Saturday, June 24 on NatGeo Wild! Available now on Disney+ 

Read Christian Cooper’s memoir Better Living Through Birding: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World (2023). Available for purchase here!

Hudson River Riders

Executive Producers: Jeff Moore and Brian Emmerson
USA, 2023
9 mins

Athlete Chev Dixon’s grit, determination, and passion for the sport of kayaking are creating positive change and providing access for a diverse group of young people that are  traditionally underserved in the outdoor community.

Learn more at @HudsonRiverRiders or watch online at Outside Magazine
To support Chev Dixon and the Hudson Valley Challenge, click here!


Director: Daniel Lombroso
Executive Producer: Soo-Jeong Kang
USA, 2022
15 mins

A filmmaker sets out to investigate a poaching ring and discovers a tangle of environmental-justice issues in the New York City waterway.

Winner of the 2023 “WILD in New York” Award
Q&A with Daniel Lombroso

Learn more & watch Greywater online at The New Yorker