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Fall 2017 Documentary Film & Lecture Series

Author: Gail Payne

All meetings held at: Copiague Memorial Public Library (lobby auditorium), 50 Deauville Blvd. Time: 6:30pm – *free to members and public,* free (organic/vegan) refreshments*,*directions below*

Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:30 pm – Rails-to-Trails, PBS: Treasures of NY, 2017 (52 min.)

Followed by discussion and presentations by local advocates for building a Suffolk county trail system to extend trail from Sayville to Rocky Point including a section on abandoned LIPA right-of- way. Synopsis: Highlights various transportation corridors that have been repurposed as recreational trails such as Manhattan’s High Line and Poughkeepsie’s Walkway Over the Hudson, as well as trails that are in the making, such as the proposed Queensway. To stream at home: http://www.pbs.org/video/3000998776/

Tuesday, Oct.17, 6:30pm – Ocean Frontiers III, Green Fire Productions, 2017 (55 min.)

Followed by discussion and presentation from Surfrider’s Foundation and Save the Great S. Bay. Film synopsis: Regional ocean planning and the new blue economy - ecotourism and saving fisheries from whale watching with citizen scientists in NY Harbor with Gotham Whale to lobstering in Maine. To stream at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-Xn7y8JXZk or host a screening: – http://ocean-frontiers.org/host- a-screening More info: Gotham Whale (https://www.gothamwhale.org/)

Monday, Nov. 20, 6:30pm – Forks over Knives, 2011 (96 min.) Followed by discussion. Film synopsis: Benefits of rejecting the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) for a planet-based diet from reversing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer to stopping factory farming pollution and animal cruelty. How it’s more efficient to conserve scarce resources by getting our protein from plants than from animals that eat plants.


Directions: From East: Montauk Hwy. (27A) half mile west of Great Neck Rd., Copiague. Turn right (north) on Deauville Blvd., library on right, next to elementary school. From West: Montauk Hwy. (27A) one mile east of Rte. 110/Broadway, Amityville. Turn left (north) on Deauville Blvd., library on right, next to elementary school.

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