2017 Island oyster bash highlights
Bash photography by Ethan Covey
check out the 2017 spectator and bash experiences
Mariner III VIP Spectator Experience
The VIP Spectator Cocktail Cruise aboard the Mariner III from 2-5pm was hosted by Murray Fisher, Executive Director of Harbor School and Pete Malinowski, Director of Billion Oyster Project. A front-row seat to the race on a 122-foot luxury yacht while enjoying hors d'oeuvres from a guest chef, live music, a raw bar, and premium beverages from an open bar. After the race, spectators were dropped off at Governors Island for the bash.
Manhattan II Spectator experience
The Spectator Cocktail Cruise aboard Classic Harbor Line's Manhattan II provided a front-row seat to the race on a 100-foot luxury yacht for a festive afternoon amidst friends and colleagues—freshly shucked oysters with wine, beer, or a specialty cocktail in hand. After the race, spectators were dropped off at Governors Island for the bash.
Governors Island Bash
A ferry ride from the Battery Maritime Building brought revelers to the bash after the race at the brand new Island Oyster on Governors Island—an open-air oyster bar and restaurant with stunning views of downtown Manhattan and the setting sun. Racing teams and spectators joined the festive evening on the island, complete with a DJ, open bar, oysters, and bites from the restaurants partners of Billion Oyster Project including Crave Fish Bar, Lighthouse Brooklyn, Lobster Place, Cull & Pistol, and more!