NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:31:53 GMT <![CDATA[Hudson River Park's SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/hudson-river-parks-submerge-marine-science-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/hudson-river-parks-submerge-marine-science-festival Date: September 22, 2018

There’s something for everyone at this year’s SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival - a daylong science extravaganza.

SUBMERGE celebrates NYC’s coastal waters by bringing marine science to life. This day of interactive science at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 invites the public to experience awesome experiments, kid-approved science entertainment, catch & release fishing, kayaking and more! Hudson River Park’s Estuary Lab is committed to advancing public awareness and understanding of our local waterways. At SUBMERGE, dozens of organizations that further this mission will share their work. The SUBMERGE festival aims to inspire audiences of all ages and make marine science and STEM accessible and engaging for everyone.

Bring your family to experience this inspirational and fun-filled day in Hudson River Park! Some highlights include:

  • The SUBMERGE Science Stage – a place to explore native NYC wildlife and experience larger than life experiments
  • Watch an inspiring production of “The City That Drinks the Mountain Sky: Part 2” from the Arm of the Sea Theater Company, which explores new challenges facing NYC’s water supply, including the unfolding effects of a changing climate
  • Meet local Hudson River creatures such as striped bass and blue crabs at the Roving River – Hudson River Park’s aquarium tricycle that showcases wildlife on wheels!
  • Research partners from all over the country will be joining us to share engaging marine science, including PVC ROV – experts in underwater marine robotics that will allow children the amazing opportunity to operate a submersible remotely operated vehicle (ROV)

*Rain Date is September 23*

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-627-2020

Location: Hudson River Park's Pier 84

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<![CDATA[Big City Fishing: Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/big-city-fishing-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/23/big-city-fishing-sundays Date: September 23, 2018

Fishing in New York City? You bet! We provide the rods, reels, bait, and instruction for participants to drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I fish for more than 30 minutes?

In order to accommodate the growing demand for this program, we have limited each participant to a 30 minute session. We believe that this is a meaningful and productive time allowance to fish that will enable even more New Yorkers to connect with the Hudson River!

Why can’t my organized group come to Big City Fishing?

Big City Fishing is open to the public and therefore we cannot accommodate large groups fishing. If you are a leader of an organized group, we invite you to participate in one of the many scheduled educational programs throughout the park. Learn more about our summer camp programs here.

Can I sign up in advance for a 30 time slot?

Sign-ups cannot be made in advance for Big City Fishing. After the program begins, you can speak to one of our Park Educators to sign up for a fishing pole.

Will I catch a fish?

We hope so! Fishing is a sport that takes a lot of patience and sometimes luck. If you don’t catch a fish we encourage you to come back and try again at another program!

I’m on the Pier but can’t find Big City Fishing, where is it?

Look for our large blue tent. Park Educators will be set up along the railing with a large “Big City Fishing” sign on the tent and a row of fishing poles.

What happens if it rains?

We want your Big City Fishing experience to be enjoyable and safe therefore inclement weather can sometimes create the need to cancel Big City Fishing. If we do cancel Big City Fishing, we will post it both on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

What lives in the Hudson River?

Hudson River Park includes 400 acres of an estuarine sanctuary, protected waters in our Park! There are over 70 species of fish that call the Hudson River home, including striped bass, American eels, and lined seahorses! You can learn more about our ecosystem here.

What time should I arrive to sign up for a fishing pole?

Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee a time slot for Big City Fishing. It is difficult to tell exactly how busy each program will be, but we recommend signing up for a fishing pole during the first half of the program to increase your chances of participation.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Hudson River Park's Pier 25

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2018-09-23 2018-09-23 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.72040176391601600, -74.01570129394531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b609540d5614.jpg Thu, 02 Aug 2018 16:29:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Hooked!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/get-hooked http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/get-hooked Date: September 29, 2018

Get up close and personal with the fish and wildlife that live along our shoreline. Try your hand at fishing while learning about amazing underwater habitats at this free event.

  • Catch-and-release fishing (equipment provided)
  • Instruction for all skill levels
  • Games exploring underwater life
  • Crafts that celebrate fish
  • Live nautical-themed music by Funkinships
  • Refreshments
  • Fun for the whole family (suitable for ages 5+)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Southern waterfront across from the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78249717577300000, -73.93279933929400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a99c3c37853f.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[Get Hooked]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/get-hooked1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/get-hooked1 Date: September 29, 2018

Get up close and personal with the fish and wildlife that live along our shoreline. Try your hand at fishing while learning about amazing underwater habitats.

Activities include:

  • Catch-and-release fishing (equipment provided). Instruction for all skill levels.
  • Games exploring underwater life
  • Crafts that celebrate fish
  • Live nautical-themed music by Funkinships
  • Refreshments
  • Fun for the whole family (suitable for ages 5+)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Southern waterfront just south of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78259059960400000, -73.93205368518800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b479a4f2e62d.jpg Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:59:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: September 29, 2018

Celebrate Manhattan's only remaining lighthouse with readings of the eponymous children's book, fishing clinics, live music, food and art vendors, Urban Park Ranger presentations, and activities for all ages!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094700000, -73.94680023193400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dae31b1f3f.jpg Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:13:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Big City Fishing: Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/big-city-fishing-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/30/big-city-fishing-sundays Date: September 30, 2018

Fishing in New York City? You bet! We provide the rods, reels, bait, and instruction for participants to drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I fish for more than 30 minutes?

In order to accommodate the growing demand for this program, we have limited each participant to a 30 minute session. We believe that this is a meaningful and productive time allowance to fish that will enable even more New Yorkers to connect with the Hudson River!

Why can’t my organized group come to Big City Fishing?

Big City Fishing is open to the public and therefore we cannot accommodate large groups fishing. If you are a leader of an organized group, we invite you to participate in one of the many scheduled educational programs throughout the park. Learn more about our summer camp programs here.

Can I sign up in advance for a 30 time slot?

Sign-ups cannot be made in advance for Big City Fishing. After the program begins, you can speak to one of our Park Educators to sign up for a fishing pole.

Will I catch a fish?

We hope so! Fishing is a sport that takes a lot of patience and sometimes luck. If you don’t catch a fish we encourage you to come back and try again at another program!

I’m on the Pier but can’t find Big City Fishing, where is it?

Look for our large blue tent. Park Educators will be set up along the railing with a large “Big City Fishing” sign on the tent and a row of fishing poles.

What happens if it rains?

We want your Big City Fishing experience to be enjoyable and safe therefore inclement weather can sometimes create the need to cancel Big City Fishing. If we do cancel Big City Fishing, we will post it both on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

What lives in the Hudson River?

Hudson River Park includes 400 acres of an estuarine sanctuary, protected waters in our Park! There are over 70 species of fish that call the Hudson River home, including striped bass, American eels, and lined seahorses! You can learn more about our ecosystem here.

What time should I arrive to sign up for a fishing pole?

Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee a time slot for Big City Fishing. It is difficult to tell exactly how busy each program will be, but we recommend signing up for a fishing pole during the first half of the program to increase your chances of participation.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Hudson River Park's Pier 25

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2018-09-30 2018-09-30 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.72040176391601600, -74.01570129394531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b609540d5614.jpg Thu, 02 Aug 2018 16:29:14 EDT