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Shell-ebrate Oysters!

July 3, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Learn about oysters and help restore them back into the Hudson River. Oysters have a long history in NYC’s waters. In fact, oyster reefs once covered more than 220,000 acres of the Hudson River estuary and NYC was the oyster trading capital of the world. Oysters are keystone species providing habitat for many other marine species and play an important role in filtering the Hudson River. Unfortunately, for many years, oysters have been in decline due to overharvesting, industrial pollutants, sewage and sedimentation. Today, it is rare to find a wild oyster in the River.

This program will teach participants about the history, life cycle, and ecological benefits of the oyster through educational activities and hands-on restoration. Help build oyster habitat that will wrap Hudson River Park piles and contribute to building a more resilient future for the estuary.


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


Hudson River Park


Pier 25
Pier 25
New York, NY 10013 United States
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