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NYC Oyster Festivals

 

As it was so diligently pointed out to me by Captain Obvious, the name of this blog is the Urban Fork and not the Urban Cocktail Stirrer so I need to start posting more about grub and NO LESS about booze.  Ok, I get it.  Well as those who dine with me know, I have a weakness for oysters.  Put a dozen Kumamotos in front of me and watch me swoon.  With that said, I couldn’t happier to report that now summer’s winding down, NYC’s oyster festivals are gearing up!  Here’s the lineup of the events in and around the city.

  • Sept 17 – Come down to the old Seaport area and enjoy oysters and pints all day starting at noon.  The always-packed Ulysses is hosting their 8th Annual Oyster Festival which will be held outdoors.  I can’t think of anything better than autumn in NY with a pint in one hand, oysters in another while taking it all in on one of the oldest cobble-stone street in the city.
  • Sept 24 – Ever wanted to learn how to shuck an oyster?  Well you can learn at the Oyster Frenzy that will take place in Grand Central from noon to 6pm.  There will be live music, contests and just a whole lotta yummy oysters in the heart of Manhattan.  Swing by!
  • October 15-16 – For the serious oyster fanatic *ahem* who’s willing to travel *ahem*there’s the 28th Annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay, Long Island.  I mean, where else would the East Coast’s largest outdoor waterfront oyster festival be held? 🙂  There’s two days of events which are still to be announced, but stay tuned and keep checking their site.  Fall is when the vineyards out in Long Island have some of their crush events so those looking for a great day-trip out of the city, you can do both!

Stayed tuned for updates if I find more events!  Thanks Newyorkology!

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