The First Annual Sustainable Seafood Week is taking place in NYC from May 13th through May 19th! The mission of the events during this week are to bring awareness to food origins while shedding light on the benefits of supporting local fisherman, chefs, and organizations. The events vary from chef demonstrations to film screenings and 5-course dinners. Here's three Sustainable Seafood Week events that shouldn't be missed!
This benefit will kick-off Sustainable Seafood Week and display some of the most sustainable wild-caught and farm-raised seafood in the area. The event will take place on May 13th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Riverpark (490 East 29th Street). You can buy your tickets here.
A film screening of Shellshocked, directed by Emily Driscoll, will be held at Dolby 88 (1350 Avenue of the Americas) on May 16th from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Buy your tickets now! This film builds awareness about the extinction of wild oyster reefs and the fight to bring oysters back to New York Harbor, the former oyster capital of the world. Winner of the Golden Eagle Award at CINE and Best Short Feature at Princeton Environmental Film Festival, this film is a must-see for seafood lovers, those concerned with the environment, and New Yorkers who support local food.
A BYOB 5-course prix fixe dinner for $60 at Brooklyn Commune (601 Greenwood Ave, Brooklyn, NY). The dinner, taking place on May 18th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, will feature Cured Mackerel with beet gelee, lemon quark, and fennel, Crispy Fried Clams with mango cilantro cocktail sauce, and more. To check out the rest of the courses and reserve your spot click here. Mmm Mmm Mmm seafood galore!
For the full line up of events during Sustainable Seafood Week check out the events schedule, here.