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Photo Caption: WCS Vice President and Director of the New York Aquarium Jon Forrest Dohlin; Sip for the Sea Co-Chair and WCS Trustee Katie Dolan; Sip for the Sea Co-Chair and WCS Chair of the Board Antonia Grumbach; WCS Ambassador Katie Lee; Executive Chef of Monument Lane Lucas Billheimer; and WCS Executive Vice President of Zoos and Aquarium and Director of the Bronx Zoo Jim Breheny. Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS
Hundreds Attend the Fourth 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 Jekel Vineyards and Bonterra Organic Vineyards and sustainable food selections from New York City’s top restaurants
Video of WCS Vice President and Director of the New York Aquarium Jon Dohlin Discusses Sip for the sea: http://bit.ly/2cYZVNf
New York – Sept. 15, 2016 – Nineteen of New York City's best chefs paired their food with great wine from Jekel Vineyards and Bonterra Organic Vineyards at Sip for the Sea 2016 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 2016: Almond; Atlantic Grill Lincoln Center; Dante, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse; ESCA; Hundred Acres; Isabella’s; L&W Oyster Co; Luke’s Lobster; Monument Lane; Parlor Steak & Fish; Perrine; Pier A Harbor House; SUSHISAMBA; Tavern on the Green; Thalassa Restaurant; The Writing Room; Tocqueville Restaurant; Zengo.
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 saw some of the Central Park Zoo’s amazing animals, including California sea lions, harbor seals, and more.
PROUD EVENT PARTNERS
Presenting Sponsor: Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic
Supporting Sponsor: Blancpain
Media Partner: Wine Spectator
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.