Enraptured by Raptors: The Story of the Cleveland Park Hawks

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Enraptured by Raptors: The Story of the Cleveland Park Hawks

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, 7 p.m.

Two Woodley Park residents –photographer and author Jennifer Packard, in conversation with Amy Henderson — discuss how a family of red-shouldered hawks found its way into the hearts of an urban community in the midst of uncertain times.

Watch the conversation live on YouTube.

In 2020, amid a pandemic, nationwide protests, and a contentious political election, raptors built a nest in a sycamore tree adjacent to the Klingle Valley Bridge between Woodley and Cleveland Parks. People from all walks of life stopped to visit the nest and found solace in nature.

Jennifer Packard specializes in interiors, architecture, portraits and nature photography as well as large-scale contemporary photo illustrations for corporate offices. She has also taught photography for life-long learning adults, gifted and talented high school students, and has used the medium as a rehabilitative tool for homeless women and at-risk youth. In addition, she volunteers her photographic skills for Tregaron Conservancy. In 2020, she published Enraptured by Raptors.

Jennifer received a BFA in applied media arts and photography and a master’s degree in communication studies. Previously, she served in the Navy Reserves as a public affairs officer.

Amy Henderson is a cultural historian specializing in media, culture, and the arts. As Historian of the National Portrait Gallery, she wrote books and curated exhibitions on broadcasting, Broadway, Hollywood, and dance. She also organized exhibitions on Elvis at 21, on Katharine Hepburn’s movie stardom, and on Katharine Graham’s leadership at the Washington POST. In addition to books, she has published more than 100 articles. Amy emcees Classic Movie Night at the Kennedy-Warren, where she has lived since 1975. She continues to write reviews and essays, notably for ARTES MAGAZINE.
 

The Tuesday Talk Series is presented by the DC Public Library in partnership with the Cleveland Park Main Street, Cleveland Woodley Park Village, and Woodley Park Main Street.

A Know Your Neighborhood Series
The Know Your Neighborhood series celebrates what makes District neighborhoods unique, helps to connect neighbors, and builds community pride. Find more Know Your Neighborhood programs at dclibrary.org/calendar.

 

Add to Calendar 23-02-2021 19:00:00 23-02-2021 20:00:00 Enraptured by Raptors: The Story of the Cleveland Park Hawks Two Woodley Park residents –photographer and author Jennifer Packard, in conversation with Amy Henderson — discuss how a family of red-shouldered hawks found its way into the hearts of an urban community in the midst of uncertain times. Watch the conversation live on YouTube. In 2020, amid a pandemic, nationwide protests, and a contentious political election, raptors built a nest in a sycamore tree adjacent to the Klingle Valley Bridge between Woodley and Cleveland Parks. People from all walks of life stopped to visit the nest and found solace in nature. Jennifer Packard specializes in interiors, architecture, portraits and nature photography as well as large-scale contemporary photo illustrations for corporate offices. She has also taught photography for life-long learning adults, gifted and talented high school students, and has used the medium as a rehabilitative tool for homeless women and at-risk youth. In addition, she volunteers her photographic skills for Tregaron Conservancy. In 2020, she published Enraptured by Raptors. Jennifer received a BFA in applied media arts and photography and a master’s degree in communication studies. Previously, she served in the Navy Reserves as a public affairs officer. Amy Henderson is a cultural historian specializing in media, culture, and the arts. As Historian of the National Portrait Gallery, she wrote books and curated exhibitions on broadcasting, Broadway, Hollywood, and dance. She also organized exhibitions on Elvis at 21, on Katharine Hepburn’s movie stardom, and on Katharine Graham’s leadership at the Washington POST. In addition to books, she has published more than 100 articles. Amy emcees Classic Movie Night at the Kennedy-Warren, where she has lived since 1975. She continues to write reviews and essays, notably for ARTES MAGAZINE.   The Tuesday Talk Series is presented by the DC Public Library in partnership with the Cleveland Park Main Street, Cleveland Woodley Park Village, and Woodley Park Main Street. A Know Your Neighborhood Series The Know Your Neighborhood series celebrates what makes District neighborhoods unique, helps to connect neighbors, and builds community pride. Find more Know Your Neighborhood programs at dclibrary.org/calendar.   false DD/MM/YYYY