Saving Jamaica Bay

For many of us, Jamaica Bay is the anonymous body of water we fly over near JFK. But it’s New York City’s largest open space (larger than Central Park, Prospect Park, and Van Cortlandt Park combined), a surprisingly rich ecosystem that provides vital habitat for hundreds of migratory bird species and countless other flora and fauna, and an irreplaceable recreation site for many of the surrounding communities. It is also the epicenter for the local conversation about the long-term implications of global climate change and environmental mismanagement. In the process of rediscovering their historical relationship to the water and natural habitats of Jamaica Bay, local residents in Queens and Brooklyn have been transformed into urban environmentalists now struggling to preserve this priceless resource…and their way of life. Narrated by Susan Sarandon.

Q&A Dan Hendrick, Nava Tabak, and Roger Osorio with JBFC Programmer Karen Sloe Goodman

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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$8 - Members
$13 - Nonmembers

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
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Sponsor Message

Made possible through generous support from the Hoch family and the van Hengel Family Fund. This series is presented in partnership with Groundwork Hudson Valley and Scenic Hudson.