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The Great Fish Count

Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

From Lemon Creek in Staten Island to the shores of the Bronx River, New York’s waterways are teeming with life — and it’s up to you to find it! Led by top marine scientists and biologists in 17 sites across New York’s five boroughs, Westchester, and New Jersey, the Great Fish Count gives attendees of all ages the chance to strap on a pair of waders, cast a net, and discover the underwater world in their own backyard.

Produced in partnership with the Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.

Illustrations by Jonathan Allen. 

Great Fish Count Site Details


Fort Washington Park / Summer on the Hudson & NYC Parks
173rd St. & the Hudson River, just below GW Bridge
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Hudson River Park @ Pier 25 / The River Project & Lilac Preservation Project
Pier 25 at West St. & North Moore St.
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Hudson River Park @ Pier 84 / Hudson River Park Trust
Pier 84 at 12th Ave. & 44th St.
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Inwood Hill Park /NYC Parks
Washington Heights at West 218 St. & Indian Rd.
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Lower East Side Ecology Center
East River Park at Grand St.
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Randall’s Island Park / Randall’s Island Park Alliance
Harlem River just north of 103rd St. pedestrian bridge
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO* / Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy & Brooklyn Bridge Park
99 Plymouth St., beach under Manhattan Bridge
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Bush Terminal Piers Park / Sunset Park*
1st Ave. & 43rd St., Sunset Park
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Kaiser Park, Coney Island* / NYSMEA & Brooklyn Marine STEAM Education Alliance, NYCDOE
Bayview & 33rd St., Coney Island
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Valentino Pier, Red Hook*
Coffey St., Red Hood
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Concrete Plant Park, Bronx River / Bronx River Alliance
Bruckner Blvd. at West End of Bronx River Bridge
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Bayswater Park** / Rockaway Waterfront Alliance
Beach Channel Dr. & Bay 32nd St., Far Rockaway
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Frank Charles Park** / National Parks Service
98th St. & 165th Ave.
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Gantry Plaza State Park, East River / NYS DEC**
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Lemon Creek Park, NYC Parks / NOAA
Seguine Point, Prince’s Bay
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak
35 Alexander St., 1 block from Yonkers Metro North Station (Hudson Line)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Englewood Boat Basin / Palisades Interstate Park in NJ & NYACK College
Palisades Interstate Park, Englewood
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


*Brooklyn Public Libraries on site with additional activities
**Queens Public Libraries on site with additional activities