2013-05-17 / Community

Jamaica Bay Lives!

By Katie McFadden

Jamaica Bay is going to be featured in a film and New York City Audubon is holding a fundraiser to help complete it.

Jamaica Bay Lives, the first-ever feature documentary film on Jamaica Bay, tells the story about the tarnished area and the fight to save it and transform it into a worldclass national park.

Jamaica Bay is home to more than 325 species of bird and 100 types of fish and the area has been deeply impacted by development, sewage pollution, dredging and other factors over several years, but it is making a comeback. In order to raise awareness about the area, Dan Hendrick has created a documentary, but the filmmakers need funds to complete the film which has been in production since August 2011.

On May 19th from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m., New York City Audubon is holding a fundraiser at MoMA PS1’s VW Dome 2 between Beach 94th and Beach 95th Street on Shore Front Parkway. Guests will have an opportunity to see the trailer and meet the filmmakers. There will also be music and food provided by Edible Queens, Dog and Duck, Manducati’s Rustica, Steve’s Ice Cream and Ovelia.

Tickets can be purchased or donations can be made by visiting tinyurl.com/jamaicabaymovie.

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