Celebrate the Hudson River Quadricentennial at the West Harlem Piers Park Fishing Festival on Saturday, June 13, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.* The festival is part of NYC400, a year of special events, exhibits, and outdoor activities and performances to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Henry Hudson aboard the Dutch vessel “Halve Maen” to New York City.
Spend the day fishing with the Urban Park Rangers, I Fish NY and the Department of Environmental Conservation learning proper angling techniques, fish biology, and river ecology. Rods and reels will be provided by the Park Rangers; fishing is catch-and-release only.
Activities for the day will also include:
• Dutch Colonial and Native American Arts & Crafts such as beading, delft tile painting, corn husk doll-making
• Educational hands-on activities about life on and in the River
• Live entertainment from Astrograss, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and New Amsterdam Musical Association
This event is FREE and open to the public.
West Harlem Piers Fishing Festival
Saturday, June 13, 2009
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
West Harlem Piers Park
125th Street and the Hudson River, Manhattan
Presented by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, the Fishing Festival at West Harlem Piers Park is also produced in collaboration with the NY State Hudson-Champlain-Fulton Quadricentennial Commission and the Riverside Park Fund.
*Fishing Registration ends at 4pm.