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Oysters 101: The Secrets NYC'S Bivalve Harbor

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019

From feeding happy hour hordes + filtering sewage, to protecting the shore from intensifying storms + educating nascent scientists, oysters shell out countless benefits to Gotham’s culinary, historical, + environmental landscapes. Join us as we examine the bivalves’ pivotal place in the story of New York, beginning with Lenape cultivation and continuing to today’s ambitious plans to build artificial oyster reefs.

Sponsor: Brooklyn Historical Society

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Location: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street

Moderator + Speakers: BHS Vice President for Curatorial Affairs + Collections Julie Golia leads a conversation with Billion Oyster Project Director of Education Ann Fraioli, chef + oyster farmer Kerry Heffernan + Mark Kurlansky, author of The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell

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