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GREAT FISH COUNT: 1 Fish, 2 Fish, I Fish, You Fish

Saturday, June 2, 2018
9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Striped bass and bluefish and fluke, oh my! Now in its third year, this hugely popular, all-age, hands-on event is a celebration of the marine life in the waters surrounding our five boroughs. Top marine biologists and scientists will work with you and your kids to discover–and count–the many species of fish and marine creatures (even seahorses) right here in our own city waterways. No net needed. We’ll provide everything, including waders. Just head on down and help us count.

The Great Fish Count is FREE and open to the public.

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


Inwood Hill Park with NYC Parks
West 218 St & Indian Rd
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Randall’s Island Park with Randall’s Island Park Alliance
Harlem River just north of 103rd St pedestrian bridge
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hudson River Park @ Pier 25 with The River Project & Lilac Preservation Project
Pier 25 at West St & North Moore St
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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

Hudson River Park @ Pier 45 with Hudson River Park Trust
West St and Christopher St
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Fort Washington Park with Summer on the Hudson & NYC Parks
173rd St & the Hudson River, just below GW Bridge
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM



Kaiser Park, Coney Island with NYSMEA & Brooklyn Marine STEAM Education Alliance, NYCDOE*
Bayview & 33rd St, Coney Island
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Bush Terminal Piers Park with The Nature Conservancy*
1st Ave & 43rd St, Sunset Park
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Valentino Pier*
Coffey St & Ferris St, Red Hook
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Brooklyn Bridge Park with Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
Empire Fulton Ferry, Main and Plymouth, Dumbo
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM



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



Frank Charles Park with National Parks Service**
98th St & 165th Ave, Howard Beach
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fort Totten Park with Nyack College**
Totten Ave & 15 Rd
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Gantry Plaza State Park with New York State Parks**
East River, 49th St & Center Blvd., Hunters Point
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM



Lemon Creek Park with Hudson River Estuary Program, NYC Parks, NOAA
Seguine Point, Prince’s Bay
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM



Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak
35 Alexander St., 1 block from Yonkers Metro North Station (Hudson Line)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM



Alpine Boat Basin with NYSDEC
Palisades Interstate Park, Alpine
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


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