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Billion Oyster Party
May 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Get treated to the ultimate oyster experience as we celebrate the movement to restore NY Harbor and our local marine environment. Mingle with over 40 oyster farmers who will be shucking and serving their delicacies and enjoy bites from some of NYC’s top restaurants while learning about oyster culture and restoration. Speak to NY Harbor School students about their work on the Billion Oyster Project and then learn how to shuck an oyster at the R.Murphy Knives Shucking Station. Finally, wash it all down with brews, sodas, spirits and wines from local partners while watching the BOP All-Star Shucking Championship!
Proceeds from the event will support the five program areas of the Billion Oyster Project: Reef Construction & Monitoring, Shell Collection, BOP Schools, Oyster Production and Public Engagement. Each program stands alone as an important advance in ecosystem restoration and public education. Together they make up our Harbor and City wide project that will have a dramatic impact on ecosystem health as well as public awareness, understanding and appreciation of NY Harbor.