Coney Island, NY – June 6, 2024 – The annual New York Aquarium-led, Wildlife Conservation Society beach clean-up on World Oceans Day, June 8, on Coney Island returns this year.

The WCS beach clean-up will run from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, starting at the New York Aquarium. At the end of the clean-up, trash and recyclables will be separated and weighed.

WHAT: WCS World Oceans Day Beach Clean-Up 

WHERE: New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Ave, Coney Island
Reporters can park in the aquarium parking lot. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 8 – Beach Clean Up: 12PM-2PM      

Participants will include volunteers from throughout the area. To register for the event, visit WCS Education at

In addition, WCS and the New York Aquarium on World Oceans Day are highlighting and increasing awareness of Hudson Canyon, a deep-sea canyon 100 miles off the coast of New York. WCS is advocating that the Hudson Canyon receive a federal designation as a National Marine Sanctuary. WCS is seeking signatures to help with this effort at this LINK.

Members of the media planning to cover the clean-up should contact Mary Dixon at or (347) 840-1242 so that parking can be arranged.
On day of event, please call Nat Moss with any questions at 917-922-4670
Media are invited to an afterparty on the roof of the aquarium’s shark exhibit, Ocean Wonders: Sharks! from 2 to 4, to learn more about WCS’s Hudson Canyon campaign.


WCS's New York Aquarium
The New York Aquarium is run by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

The aquarium is located on 14 acres along the Atlantic Coast (602 Surf Ave., Coney Island, NY) and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Fall/winter/spring hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily. For directions, information on public events and programs, and other aquarium information, call 718-265-FISH or visit our web site at Members of the media should contact (347-840-1242) for more information or with questions.