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“Free Fishing Mondays”

Dana Discovery Center
Reviewed June 1, 2013

The Dana discovery center was a beautiful building located inside of Central Park and adjacent to the Harlem Meer. Inside were workers willing to answer any questions and plenty of informational pamphlets. On Mondays you can rent a fishing pole and bait absolutely free for 4 hours. We took advantage of this and had some fishing on a lovely Memorial Day inside of Central Park. The people inside were very polite, offered instruction, and the process for borrowing the pole was seamless. They needed to see ID and write down your phone number. When you returned it, the scratched your name and number off the list. There was no line and it took no time to get in and out, despite the fact that the park was jam packed for the holiday. This place is truly a hidden gem.

3  Thank HanKelly
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center is located inside the Central Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenue, Manhattan, New York. It is the Park's main visitor centers. It also hosts environmental programs for children, and teaches them about wildlife. They also give instructions and supplies for catch-and-release fishing in the Harlem Meer, a small lake on the banks of which this center is situated.
Community programs like 'the Harlem Meer Performance Festival', 'the Halloween Pumpkin' etc. also take place here.
Tourists with limited time can give it a skip.

3  Thank RajnishPathak
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