Central Park Conservancy Film Festival
Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
See screenings of documentary films on a big screen in Central Park. Presented by by National Geographic.
Tuesday, August 16: The Territory (premiere screening)
Wednesday, August 17: America’s National Parks
Thursday, August 18: Fire of Love
Friday. August 19: JANE
Gates open at 6:30 pm. Pre-show programming and music from 6:30 pm until film starts at dusk. Bring your own blanket and snacks.
Borrow fishing poles for catch-and-release fishing at the Harlem Meer. Try to hook largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel.
Poles plus instructions and bait (corn kernels) available at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, on the north shore of the Meer.
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