All proceeds will support the New York Aquarium as it rebuilds and transforms

The eco-friendly event will feature wines from The Hess Collection and sustainable food selections from New York City’s top restaurants

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at 6 p.m.

New York – Sept. 5, 2014 –
The Wildlife Conservation Society will host the second annual Sip for the Sea at the Central Park Zoo on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The event will bring together some of New York City’s top chefs to serve up sustainable seafood and other selections. All proceeds go to support the New York Aquarium as it continues to rebuild and transform.

Chefs from the following restaurants will be dishing up dinner at Sip for the Sea 2014:

* Almond
* Atlantic Grill Lincoln Center
* Clement at The Peninsula
* Crave.IT
* Davio’s Manhattan
* Esca
* Felidia
* Fred’s at Barneys
* Fresh Hamptons
* Gordon Ramsay
* Hundred Acres
* Hudson Market Bistro at Sheraton NYC
* The Lambs Club
* Parlor Steakhouse/The Writing Room
* Rouge Tomate
* The Stanton Social
* Tavern on the Green
* Thalassa
* Tolani
* The Wayfarer

The evening will feature pairings of sustainable wines from The Hess Collection, a Napa Valley wine producer, with sustainable seafood and other special offerings. Twenty of NYC’s top restaurants will participate.

Sip for the Sea will be a win for conservation. With many fish species facing serious threats such as over-fishing, sustainable seafood options help ensure the longevity of diverse and healthy ocean ecosystems around the world. Attendees will learn about marine conservation in the waters around New York and see some of the Central Park Zoo’s amazing animals, including California sea lions.

For more information or to purchase tickets for Sip for the Sea, visit

What: Sip for the Sea to benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium

Date: Thursday, Sept. 18

Time: Media check-in: 5:45 p.m.
6 p.m. Grand Taster Admission
Includes exclusive reserve tasting of limited wines from The Hess Collection Portfolio

7 p.m. General Admission

Where: WCS’s Central Park Zoo
830 Fifth Avenue at 64th Street

Food & Wine: The Hess Collection; Many of NYC’s top restaurants

WCS Sip for the Sea Sponsors: Canon, Wine Spectator, Alaska Seafood, Sea to Table

EDITOR’S NOTE: Members of the media who would like to cover this event must RSVP to Barbara Russo at or 718-265-3428.

Mary Dixon – 347-840-1242;
Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182;
Barbara Russo – 718-265-3428;
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 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.

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:;; Follow: @thewcs.

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