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Billion Oyster Party- Digital Party
September 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
We’re bringing the 2020 Billion Oyster Party to you virtually and the fresh oysters straight to your door! From oyster shucking lessons to discussions on Environmental Justice to whiskey tastings, there’s something for everyone at the Party Online. All ticketholders will receive a fresh box of oysters delivered to their doorsteps to enjoy during the event!
Billion Oyster Project is a nonprofit organization on a mission to restore oyster reefs to New York Harbor through public education initiatives. Why oysters? Their reefs have the ability to filter water, provide habitat for many marine species, and help shield New York City shorelines from storm damage.
Founded on the belief that restoration without education is temporary, and observing that learning outcomes improve when students have the opportunity to work on real restoration projects, collaborating with public schools is fundamental to Billion Oyster Project’s work. Billion Oyster Project designs STEM curriculum for NYC schools through the lens of oyster restoration, and engages Harbor School students in large-scale restoration projects, collects discarded oyster shells from 75 NYC restaurants, and engages thousands of volunteers.
Thanks to support from thousands of community members, the project has planted 45 million oysters across 12 acres and 15 reef sites at 15 NY Harbor reef sites and connected thousands of New Yorkers to the incredible blue space that surrounds us.