SHELLebrate & Participate In the successes of oyster restoration projects and commercial oyster aquaculture in New Jersey, past, present & FUTURE!
Come be a part of the first, upscale and cool oyster event in the Highlands / Red Bank area. This 1st Annual Event is designed to be the opposite of existing "festivals". It will be a gathering of interesting & interested people who love oysters and care about the health of the waters in and around Sandy Hook.
NEW YORKERS: GETTING THERE FROM MANHATTAN IS FUN & EASY
The SeaStreak Fast Ferry to & from from Manhattan to Highlands, NJ Terminal. NOT: Take the ferry to HIGHLANDS terminal, NOT Atlantic Highlands Terminal. It departs from Pier 11 / Wall Street and E. 34th Street / East River quite often. SCHEDULE: https://seastreak.com/ferry-routes-and-schedules/between-new-jersey-and-new-york-city/
TIME & LOCATION
5-8pm @ Proving Ground, on Sandy Hook Bay in Highlands, NJ
Elite Oyster Service paired with craft beer, fine wine & creative mixology
Premium Cocktails from Rutte Celery Gin & Old Simon Genever
Waterfront Location @ Proving Ground with Dock & Dine capabilities - Swing by on the boat!
Meet several NJ Oyster Growers, in person
Live Music from Sam Simms Band
Bonfire On The Beach after dark
GRILLED OYSTERS THREE WAYS by Chef Emilio Meyo
Cold beers being poured from The Shuck Truck.
Learn To Shuck Like a Pro at the Toadfish Shucking Station.
Learn about local oyster reef & shoreline restoration projects, past, present & future
Full Menu, a la carte, from Proving Ground
ALL the College Football Games on one of the 30 or so TV's @ Proving Ground
TICKETS ARE ONLY $35 & 100% OF TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO OUR BENEFISHIARIES
Unlimited beers being poured from The Shuck Truck.
Unlimited raw oysters from our NJ Oyster Farmer Friends in attendance
Special Pricing on Empire Oyster Bar's collection of appetizers like Crabocado, Fluke Crudo, Snapper Ceviche, Crabisciutto and Grilled Oysters.
When not in use, guests will be offered short boat rides on Sandy Hook Bay, on our launch, She's a "rib" made by BRIG. She's tight. Tan, Black & White.
Shucking Tutorials at the Toadfish Shucking Station.
LIVE AUCTION ITEM TO BENEFIT AMERICAN LITTORAL SOCIETY
For the first time ever we'll be auctioning off an Oyster-Gating Experience at Met Life Stadium for Eagles @ Giants on 10.11.18. Proceeds will benefit American Littoral Society. Oyster-Gating is when you and 7 of your friends travel to the game in The Shuck Truck and enjoy a great raw bar, grilled oysters & other fine foods PLUS the luxury and fun of two taps pouring ice cold draft beers before the game. DOMINATE the TAILGATE with Empire Oyster's Elite Oyster Service & Accoutrement Premier. The value of this experience is at least $2,000. Bidding will start at $1,000. Oysters, beers & other food that will be included in this will be detailed at the event on the 22nd but for now, rest assured, the offering will be EPIC and could serve up to 20 guests who join you to Oyster-Gate for Eagles vs Giants!
USE OF FUNDS
In a partnership with American Littoral Society, Proving Ground & Empire Oyster will be installing a system to grow millions of oysters every year just feet from our oyster bar & tiki bar. It'll be pumping Sandy Hook Bay Water through its pipes and as those baby oysters mature they'll be used for local oyster reef restoration AND commercial aquaculture in Barnegat Bay.
LEARN ABOUT THE DIY Oyster Kit from ALS Here: http://tworivertimes.com/river-ecologists-hope-to-develop-diy-oyster-growth-kits/
NOTE: MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND. EVENT FEATURES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. RAIN OR SHINE. NO REFUNDS ON TICKETS PURCHASED FOR ANY REASON. TICKETS MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO OTHERS, HOWEVER.