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March 1, 2018

Billion Oyster Project, 20 Top NYC Restaurants, And 50 Oyster Farmers Throw Party To Raise Funds Toward Restoring Oyster Reefs To New York Harbor: Friday, April 27

 

New York, NY, March 1, 2018:

Billion Oyster Project’s 5th annual Billion Oyster Party will take place Friday, April 27, 2018, 7–10pm, at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn. NYC restaurants and sustainable oyster farms from across the nation will join Billion Oyster Project to offer oyster sampling, bites from master chefs, premium beverage pairings, and an oyster-farmer vs chefs shucking All Star Shucking Championship, presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. More than 70 tasting tables will line the walls at this casual-dress cocktail-style event. Proceeds benefit Billion Oyster Project’s work to restore 1 billion oysters to New York Harbor the year 2035.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: BillionOysterParty.com. Tickets are on sale now for $500 for VIPs and $175 for general admission. VIP tickets include an early access hour  6–7pm, and general access is 7–10pm.

Delicacies from top New York City chefs will include Peekytoe Crab Lettuce Cups with Lemon Aioli and Dill, an Oyster with Rose Mignonette Foam served with a Cheddar Corn Muffin, and Mackerel Crudo with Orange and Aleppo Peppers. Blue Point Brewing Company will bring beers sold only at their Long Island tap room, as well as a boat bar (yes, a bar made out of a boat). View the menu here

The theme of the evening: It takes a city to restore NY Harbor. With the help of The Lobster Place and 60+ restaurants donating their oyster shells, Billion Oyster Project aims to plant 1 billion oysters in New York Harbor by the year 2035, creating 100 acres of oyster reefs, and engaging 1 million students in restoration education. Oysters are remarkable for their ability to act as ecosystem engineers, attracting thousands of species to their reefs. In New York City, one of the world’s largest ports, oyster reefs can also help to protect from storm damage from weather events such as Hurricane Sandy.

There will also be an art auction themed around all things water, and students from the New York Harbor School will lead a restoration-themed activity corner. The party will feature a sneak peak of the Discovery Channel’s new documentary film covering Billion Oyster Project, directed by Roger Ross-Williams, and jewelry designer Brooke Kanani will launch her new oyster jewelry to benefit the Billion Oyster Project on-site.

Over 45 oyster farms are participating: 401 Oyster Co., Barnegat Collective, Sloop Point Oyster Farms, Maxwell, Forty North Oyster Farms, Barnegat Oyster, Baywater Shellfish Farms, Behan Family Farms, Blue Island Oysters, Blue Yonder Oyster Farm, Cape Cod Oyster Co., Cape Hatteras Oyster Farm, Cape May Salt Oyster Farm, Capital Oysters, Chelsea Farms, Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms Inc., Devil Shoal Oyster Company, Duxbury Oyster Co, East Beach Oyster Co, Fishers Island Oyster Farm, Great Gun Shellfish Farm, Hama Hama Company, Hog Island Oyster Company, Inc., Hollywood Oyster Company, Indian Neck Farm (wellfleet shellfish co), Island Creek Oysters, Little Creek Oyster Farm North Fork Oysters, Maris Stella Farms, Merry Island Oysters, Montauk Shellfish Co, Mook Sea Farm, Niantic Bay Shellfish Farm, Oyster Boss, Oyster Harbor Farm, Pacific Seafood/ Coast Seafood Co., Peconic Gold Oysters Inc, Salt Water Farms/ American Mussel, Smith Oyster Co, Stella Mar Oyster Company, Rappahanock Oyster Co, Taylor Shellfish Farms & Element Seafoods, Thatch Island Oyster Farm, Watch Hill Oysters, West Robins, and White Stone Oyster Co.

Participating restaurants include Brooklyn Crab, Brooklyn Larder, Bungalow Bar, Crave Fishbar, Cull & Pistol, Eataly, John Dory Oyster Bar, Lighthouse, London Lennies, Mayanoki, MWells Steakhouse, Mercer Kitchen, Midnights, Oceana, Pier A, PJ Clarkes, Sea Wolf, Steve’s Key Lime Pies, Saltaire Oyster Bar & Fish House, Union Square Café, and Zadie’s Oyster Room.

Participating beverage sponsors include Blue Point Brewing Company, Boxed Water, Ford’s Gin, Lieb Wine Cellars, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and more.

Event sponsors include Bloomberg Philanthropies, Blue Point Brewing Company, Building Conservation Trust, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Kamco, Barclay’s, In the Raw, Fishers Island Oyster Farm, BMO Capital Markets, Jones Trading, Indigo River, TMS, Metalshark, Moore Charitable, D’Onofrio, Goldman Sachs, Nomura, Real Oyster Cult, and NY Waterway.

Follow #billionoysterparty #partylikeits2035 for ticket, menu, and exhibitor updates.

For those unable to attend the Billion Oyster Party, additional ways for students, teachers, restaurants, and volunteers to help can be found at BOP.NYC. You can also donate here or sign up for the Billion Oyster Project e-newsletter list for updates.

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE PARTY

Pioneer Works is located at 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 (between Conover Street and Van Brunt Street). It is a two-block walk from the Red Hook / Atlantic Basin ferry stop.

 

CONTACT

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

For media inquiries, please contact:
Jennifer Ballesteros: jballesteros@nyharbor.org
212.458.0800, ext 6516

 

ABOUT BILLION OYSTER PROJECT

Launched in 2014, Billion Oyster Project is an ecosystem restoration and education movement aimed at restoring one billion live oysters to New York Harbor by the year 2035. With the ability to filter water, provide habitat for many marine species, and help shield NYC shorelines from storm damage, oysters have the power to protect life in and out of the water.

To date, Billion Oyster Project has planted 25 million oysters so far, engaging 6,000+ students, 9,000+ volunteers, and 60+ NYC restaurant partners. The project’s hands-on science and restoration curriculum is taught at 70 schools across the city. To follow the journey toward 1 billion oysters restored, subscribe to Billion Oyster Project’s e-newsletter at bit.ly/bopnews, and follow @billionoyster on Twitter and Instagram and @billionoysterproject on Facebook.

 

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