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OLD - Shell-ebrate Oysters 2018

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Pier 25

New York, NY 10013

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Come by to learn about these special shellfish's rich history in New York City's waterways, while helping restore them to the Hudson River Estuary! Besides being a delicious coctail snack, oysters play an important role in keeping our waterways healthy. Oysters clean up pollution; an adult oyster can filter approximately 50 gallons of water a day! On top of this, oyster reefs provide essential habitat for the diverse marine critters found in the Hudson River. Sadly, centuries of pollution and other human activity killed off most of NYC's wild oysters. Nowadays, New Yorker's are trying to spread the word and bring oysters BACK to the river. With your help, we can re-build healthy and thriving Hudson River Estuary!

This program includes a hands-on introduction to the history, life cycle, and ecological benefits of the oyster, as well as an opportunity to monitor and support Hudson River Park's ongoing oyster restoration project at submerged Pier 32.

No Program Sept 23


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

1 Train to Franklin Street

A C E Trains to Canal Street

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Hudson River Park's Environment & Education Department at 212-627-2020 or

Cancelation Information:

In the event of inclement weather, programs may need to be canceled. In this case the notification will be posted via Hudson River Park's Facebook and Twitter accounts (@hudsonriverpark)


Pier 25

New York, NY 10013

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