TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR BILLION OYSTER PROJECT’S 4th ANNUAL BILLION OYSTER PARTY

50 OYSTER FARMS FROM AROUND THE US AND 20 OF NYC’S TOP RESTAURANTS JOIN TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE AND RESTORE NEW YORK HARBOR

 

The May 18th Event at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works Benefits Billion Oyster Project, A 501c3 Restoration And Education Project Aimed At Restoring a Sustainable Oyster Population to New York Harbor and Reconnecting all New Yorkers to their Local Marine Ecosystem. The hands-on science of reef construction and monitoring is executed through in-school restoration based education, citizen science, restaurant shell collection and volunteer programs.

To date, the Billion Oyster Project has restored over 20 Million Oysters to NY Harbor. For More Information and To Purchase Tickets Visit: BillionOysterParty.com

 

NEW YORK, NY APRIL 20th, 2017: Billion Oyster Project’s fourth annual Billion Oyster Party will take place the evening of Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

New Yorkers are invited to treat themselves to the ultimate oyster experience as the community joins together celebrating the movement to restore NY Harbor. 50 oyster farmers will shuck and serve their delicacies while attendees enjoy bites from 20 of NYC’s top restaurants and learn more about oyster culture and restoration.

NY Waterway Founder, Arthur Imperatore Senior, will be the guest of honor this year to receive the Harbor Stewardship Award for his career connecting New Yorkers to the water. Aptly, guests will arrive to the party by complementary NY Waterway Ferry Service from Manhattan to Red Hook. Also receiving an award this year for their work amplifying the message to protect our urban marine environment is the team behind documentary Saving Jamaica Bay. Guests can watch snippets of the documentary while enjoying their bites or enjoying a beverage in the backyard of Pioneer Works.

Proceeds from the event will support the four program areas of the Billion Oyster Project: Oyster Production, Reef Construction & Monitoring, Shell Collection, BOP Schools, and Public Engagement. Each program stands alone as an important advance in ecosystem restoration and public education. Together they make up the harbor and citywide project that will have a dramatic impact on ecosystem health as well as public awareness, understanding and appreciation of NY Harbor.

Participating oyster farms include 401 Oysters, Atlantic Capes, Baywater Shellfish, Behan Family Farm, Blue Island, Blue Yonder Oyster Farm, Briarpatch Enterprises, Inc., Capital Oysters, Carlsbad Aquafarm, Chelsea Farms, Coast Seafoods Company, Cape Cod Oyster Co., Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms, Duxbury Oyster Company, East Beach Blondes, Fishers Island Oyster Farm, Forty North Oyster Farms, Hama Hama, HM Terry Co, Hog Island Oysters, Hollywood Oysters, Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture, Island Creek Oysters, K & B Seafood, Ketcham Sea Farm, Little Creek Oyster Farm, North Fork Oysters, Maris Stella Oyster Farms, Matunuck Oyster Farm, Merry Oysters, Montauk Shellfish Company, Mook Sea Farm, Moonstone Oysters, Niantic Bay Shellfish Farm, Oyster Harbor Farms, Rappahannock River Oyster Co., Salt Water Farms, Seaborn Oyster Co., Stella Mar Oyster Co., Suquamish Seafoods, Taylor Shellfish Farms, Thatch Island Farms, Walrus and Carpenter Oysters, Watch Hill Oysters, Wellfleet Shellfish Co., Whitestone Oysters, Widow's Hole Oysters, and more.

Participating restaurants include Bar Sardine, Brooklyn Crab, Bungalow Bar, Crave Fishbar, Cull & Pistol, Ed's Chowder House, Fedora, Gramercy, Tavern, Lighthouse, Lobster Place, Matunuck Oyster Bar, Mercer Kitchen, Nomad, Oceana, Osteria della Pace, Pier A Harbor House, Steve’s Key Lime Pie, The Clam, The Green Table, and more.

Participating beverage sponsors include Brooklyn Brewery Beer, Proud Pour Wines, Lieb Cellars, Kombrewcha, and more.

Event Sponsors include Bloomberg Philanthropies, Building Conservation Trust, Metal Shark, Fisher Island Oysters, In The Raw, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, BTIG, Moore Charitable Foundation, HDR, NY Waterway, K & B Seafood, Earth Matter, Abbeville Press, Pioneer Works, In a Half Shell, Ovenly, Imperial Bag & Paper Co.  .

Tickets are on sale now at BillionOysterParty.com

 

For those unable to attend the Billion Oyster Party, additional ways for students, restaurants and volunteers to help can be found at billionoysterproject.org. Follow @BillionOyster on Instagram and Twitter and #BillionOysterParty & sign-up for the mailing list at BOP.NYC for the latest.

CONTACTS:

For media inquiries, please contact: Ashley Purdum: ashley.purdum@phearcreative.com

For sponsorship and event inquiries, please contact: Madeline Wachtel: mwachtel@nyharbor.org