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Pier A Harbor House Announces Its First-Ever “Oysterfest,” 

New York City’s Largest Celebration of Fresh Oysters,

Saturday, September 24, 2016

30,000 Long Island Bluepoint Oysters Will Be Shucked to

Salute the Start of Oyster Season


Pier A Harbor House, Lower Manhattan’s premier waterfront dining and drinks destination, today announces its first-ever Oysterfest, New York City’s largest celebration of fresh oysters, to salute the start of oyster season. A bounty of 30,000 Bluepoint oysters from Long Island will be freshly shucked in the plaza directly in front of Pier A. 

Proper Guinness stouts will be poured and a historian will be on hand to detail this perfect pairing’s storied Irish roots. Beyond the beloved bivalves, mini lobster rolls and swordfish tacos will be on offer, as well as seafood-friendly wines and Champagne.

Oysterfest will feature experts from The Harbor School to educate attendees on the Billion Oyster Project. This program is reseeding New York Harbor with oysters, a keystone species, and using spent oyster shells from local restaurants to create reefs. The goal is to help restore the local marine ecosystem’s natural mechanisms for maintaining itself, resulting in cleaner water, greater biodiversity and protection from destructive waves.

Admission to Oysterfest is free of charge, with all food items and beverages available for purchase. 


Saturday, September 24, 2016

12 p.m. to 8 p.m.



Pier A Harbor House

Public Plaza

22 Battery Place

New York City


About Pier A Harbor House

Offering Manhattan’s finest sunsets and water views, Pier A Harbor House is a 28,000-square foot, multi-experiential food and beverage destination located where Battery Park meets the Hudson River. Built in 1886, it is a restored registered landmark that is part of New York City’s maritime, civic and cultural history.

The first floor, comprised of the Long Hall and the Oyster Bar, is a free-flowing space designed for convivial eating and drinking, surrounded by a Promenade with tables for outdoor dining. The second floor features private dining, as well as BlackTail at Pier A, a new Cuba-themed bar by The Dead Rabbit’s Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry. The third floor, with unparalleled views of Lower Manhattan’s waterfront and the Financial District skyline, is dedicated to special events.

Pier A Harbor House is owned and operated by HPH, the renowned New York City restaurant and development company led by Peter Poulakakos that is behind The Dead Rabbit, Harry’s Cafe & Steak, Le District, Ulysses’, The Growler and other distinguished downtown venues. It is located at 22 Battery Place.

For more information, please call (212) 785-0153, visit, “like” us on Facebook at and, follow us on Twitter at @PierA_NYC and Instagram at @piera_nyc and @partiesonthepiera.


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