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