This Friday, Sept. 16, New York Harbor will be host to New York City’s largest charity regatta. The New York Harbor Regatta benefits Bilion Oyster Project and the maritime and marine science programs of the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School. Sailors will include both Harbor School students and such world-class athletes as Hannah Swett, and the event will be followed by a bash on Governors Island, where the Harbor School is located. Sailing legend Gary Jobson will provide commentary during the race, and Willie Geist of MSNBC’s Morning Joe will be emceeing the event from aboard the boat.
Guests are invited to watch the races from a spectator boat, where Harbor School students and staff will be on hand to discuss the work of the Billion Oyster Project, to join other supporters on the beach for the party, or both. Ferry service will be provided. The bash includes and open bar and catering from top New York City restaurants, as well as oysters from a variety of oyster farms. Tickets are available here.