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go fish! featuring shine & the moonbeams

status: this event will occur as scheduled.
where: wagner park
when: may 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
ticketing information:
this event is free


event details

join us on saturday, may 14th for fishing and family fun. 

join experienced anglers for catch-and-release fishing and learn about life in the hudson river. observe the day’s catch in aerated tanks and discover what you can do to steward the recovery of the hudson. this event includes and are project and bird watching.

catch-and-release fishing 10am-2pm: during go fish!, barbless hooks minimize injuries to both fish and participants. fish are placed in saltwater tanks for observation and identification before being released back into the hudson. live demonstrations and displays teach fish anatomy and heighten awareness of the ecology, flourishing marine life and current state of good health of the hudson river and its estuary. rods, reels and bait are provided for those who don’t bring their own. 

art projects 11am-2pm: learn about the public art in wagner park and participate in an art-making workshop. create your own sound-making instrument with recycled materials.

bird watching 11am: search with an experienced birder for species that live in or migrate through bpc parks. binoculars available to borrow.

family performance 12pm: the moonbeams create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty and simplicity of youth. play children’s music with a funky twist, using r&b rhythms and high energy vocals to make listeners of all ages get up and dance. fronted by singer shawana kemp, a five-time winner of amateur night at the apollo theater.