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5th Annual Sip for the Sea Event to Benefit the New York Aquarium

Hundreds Attend the Fifth Annual Sip for the Sea to Support the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium and WCS’s commitment to marine conservation locally and around the world

The eco-friendly event featured wines from Bonterra Organic Vineyards and sustainable food selections from New York City’s top restaurants

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5th Annual Sip for the Sea Event to Benefit the New York Aquarium

New York – Sept. 28, 2017 – Twenty-three of New York City's best chefs paired their food with great wine from Bonterra Organic Vineyards at Sip for the Sea 2017 to benefit the WCS’s New York Aquarium. Hundreds attended the event, which raised awareness about the importance of sustainable seafood.  All proceeds will support the New York Aquarium and WCS’s commitment to marine conservation locally and around the world.

Chefs from the following restaurants participated in Sip for the Sea 2017: Almond; Amali; Atera; Bowery Meat Company; Burger and Lobster; Crave Fishbar; Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse; Delaware and Hudson; ESCA; Kitchen 21; L&W Oyster Co; Luke’s Lobster; Matro’s Steakhouse Manhattan; Perrine; Pier A Harbor House; Searmore’s; Shuka; Tavern on the Green; Thalassa Restaurant; Tocqueville Restaurant; The Tuck Room; Chef Hugo Uys for ROAR Africa.

“At the New York Aquarium we engage visitors to care about our ocean and waterways every day, and with Sip for Sea, we welcome the opportunity to further educate people about how to be ocean-friendly consumers of seafood,” said Jon Forrest Dohlin, WCS VP and Director of the WCS New York Aquarium. “The world’s ocean needs all of us to understand the importance of sustainable seafood.”

WCS’s New York Aquarium is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States, having opened to the public in Battery Park, Manhattan, in 1896. Since then, it has had a fascinating history and has been home to an exotic array of aquatic wildlife. This year’s Sip for the Sea focused on the future of the aquarium, including the construction of Ocean Wonders: Sharks!, and the ongoing field work being done by the NY Seascape, the aquarium’s local marine conservation program.

With many fish species facing serious threats from overfishing, sustainable seafood options help ensure the longevity of diverse and healthy ocean ecosystems around the world.  Sip for the Sea attendees learned about marine conservation in the waters around New York and see some of the Central Park Zoo’s amazing animals, including California sea lions, harbor seals, and more. 

Sip for the Sea Media Partner:        Yelp

 

Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium is open every day of the year. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Fall/winter/spring hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily. Tickets are $11.95 per person (ages 3 & up), and include Aquarium admission plus one admission to the new 4-D Theater; children age 2 and under are admitted free. Fridays after 4 p.m. in the summer and after 3 p.m. in the fall, Aquarium admission is by pay-what-you-wish donation. The aquarium is located on Surf Avenue at West 8th Street in Coney Island. The New York Aquarium is located on property owned by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For directions, information on public events and programs, and other aquarium information, call 718-265-FISH or visit our web site at http://www.nyaquarium.com. Now is the perfect time to visit and show support for the WCS New York Aquarium, a beloved part of Brooklyn and all of the City of New York. Due to Hurricane Sandy we are partially opened. Check our website for more information. www.nyaquarium.com.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) MISSION: WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. VISION: WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in more than 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit: www.wcs.org; http://www.facebook.com/TheWCS; http://www.youtube.com/user/WCSMedia  Follow: @thewcs.

 

Special Note to the Media: If you would like to guide your readers or viewers to a Web link where they can make donations in support of helping save wildlife and wild places, please direct them to wcs.org.

 

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