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History After Dark
New-York Oyster Bar! Slurp Oysters and Learn Some Half-Shell History
Fri, August 2nd, 2019 | 7:00 pm
(Members $18)



Celebrate the final weekend of Hudson Rising with some tasty oysters and a special talk. The Billion Oyster Project will be bringing the bivalves and share the fascinating story of oysters in New York City: from the abundant days of Henry Hudson to the toxic pollution that ended the oyster trade to the modern-day resurgence of New York Harbor’s oyster beds.

Ages 21 and up. Wine and oysters included with ticket


New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268.
Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee participation. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless noted. This event may be photographed and/or recorded for archival, educational, and promotional purposes. 

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