As you may know, I am a board member of the New York Harbor Foundation which supports the Billion Oyster Project Initiative. On Thursday, May 18th, over 1000 supporters will come together to celebrate restoration through education at the Billion Oyster Project’s Billion Oyster Party at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
The Billion Oyster Party is NYC's ultimate oyster experience where guests learn about oyster restoration while enjoying live music, unlimited oysters from 50 oyster farms, and delicious bites from 20 top NYC restaurants.
The goal of the party – in addition to raising crucial funds for the Billion Oyster Project’s restoration and education programming- is to bring New Yorkers together to reflect on our connection to and responsibility for NY Harbor.
The Billion Oyster Project is a citywide initiative to restore a sustainable population of oysters to NY Harbor and to reconnect all New Yorkers to their Harbor by engaging them in the hands-on work of restoration. The oysters and reefs restored will result in a cleaner, more diverse, and more resilient New York Harbor for us all. What truly makes Billion Oyster Project an effective program is its focus on educating young people about the ecology and economy of their local marine environment. The Billion Oyster Project uses New York Harbor as a classroom and was founded on the idea that if all kids can feel valued and add value to their local environment, then they will be encouraged to contribute in the classroom and create a more successful future for themselves, their city and their harbor.
I hope you can join us for a night you're sure to not forget! Tickets are available here.