2017 Island oyster bash highlights 

Bash photography by Ethan Covey

check out the 2017 spectator and bash experiences

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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.

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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.

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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!