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Find out more about what's living in New York City's waterways with these fun fishing programs. Anglers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to cast their line with us.

Fishing Events

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jul 27

Fish, Brew and BBQ

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of fishing, live music, brew, and BBQ right in Brooklyn’s backyard!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Aug 13

Freshwater Fishing

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

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Aug 13

Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on August 7.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug 19


at Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Get ready to get your hands wet as seining programs use nets to catch fish. Participation is first-come, first-served. Program is recommended for ages 8 years and older.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sep 23

Get Hooked

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Come out to the park to learn, explore, and fish!

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oct 7

Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with visits to the lighthouse interior, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and more!

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