The 61th Annual Macy’s Fishing Contest at Prospect Park
NYC Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe, helped by a crowd of eager young anglers, released a largemouth bass dubbed R.H. Macy into Prospect Park’s watercourse on Wednesday, July 16, to start the annual fishing contest. Whoever catches R.H. Macy will win a great fishing trip for the whole family on a boat ride from Sheepshead Bay! Prizes will also be awarded daily to those who haul in the most fish and largest fish. Before casting their lines, all participants attend a free, fun and educational workshop led by Prospect Park Audubon Center educators and the Urban Park Rangers.
The contest runs from July 16 – July 20 and is sponsored by Macy’s Foundation.
For more information on Prospect Park events, programs, membership and volunteering at the Park, call the Park Hotline at (718) 965-8999 or visit www.prospectpark.org
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In partnership with the City of New York and the community, the Prospect Park Alliance restores, develops, and operates Prospect Park for the enjoyment of all by caring for the natural environment, preserving historic design, and serving the public through facilities and programs. Prospect Park’s 585 acres of meadows, waterfalls, forest, lakes, and athletic facilities comprise a masterwork of urban green space.