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The Great Fish Count

Saturday, June 1, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm EST

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 18 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.

This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP not required, but encouraged. RSVP HERE!

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

Supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.

Fish illustrations by Jonathan Allen. 

Great Fish Count Site Details


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

Hudson River Park @ Pier 84 with Hudson River Park 
Pier 84 at West 44th Street and 12th Avenue
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Fort Washington Park with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Summer on the Hudson, and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
173rd St & the Hudson River Greenway, just south of George Washington Bridge
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Inwood Hill Park with Manhattan Urban Park Rangers and Clearwater
348 Dyckman Street
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Lower East Side Ecology Center
East River Park at Grand Street
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Randall’s Island Park with Randall’s Island Park Alliance 
Harlem River, just north of the 103rd Street pedestrian bridge
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM



Brooklyn Bridge Park with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy 
Pier 4 beach @ 11 Montague Street, near the intersection of Montague Street and Furman Street
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

*Valentino Pier with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Coffey Street at the Pier, Red Hook
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Bush Terminal Park, Sunset Park with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Hudson River Estuary Program, and the Billion Oyster Program and Sunset Spark  
Marginal Street & 43rd Street
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

**Canarsie Pier with the National Park Service
Eastern side of Canarsie Pier
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

**Kaiser Park with NYS Marine Education Association, Brooklyn Marine Alliance with the NYC Department of Education, and the City Parks Foundation 
Bayview & 33rd Street, Coney Island
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM



Concrete Plant Park with New York City Parks and the Bronx River Alliance  
Off Sheridan Expressway between Westchester Ave and the Bruckner Expressway
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM



***Gantry Plaza State Park with NY State Parks and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
East River, 49th Street & Center Blvd
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

***Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary with Rockaway Waterfront Alliance
The corner of Bayfield Avenue and Beach 65th Street
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

***Fort Totten Park
North on Totten Avenue, past Cross Island Pkwy
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM



Lemon Creek Park with NOAA and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Hudson River Estuary Program
Seguine Point, Prince’s Bay
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM


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


Englewood Boat Basin with Palisades Interstate Park and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation 
Palisades Interstate Park, Exit 1 before Englewood
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM


*Red Hook Fest activities included.
**Brooklyn Public Libraries on site with additional activities.
***Queens Public Libraries on site with additional activities.