Enjoy a night out while supporting CCE Marine Program's flagship location- the Suffolk County Marine Environmental Learning Center in Southold! Enjoy fresh local oysters and wine pairings while touring our shellfish hatcheries, where we produce millions of scallops, clams and oysters for resource enhancement projects each year!
Castello Di Borghese has released a “Rosé for the Bays” to benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program, and it’s time to celebrate! A free event will be held at Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue on Thursday, August 10th from 6-9pm. All who attend the celebration will receive a free tasting of the wine, an off dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc. After your tasting you are invited to enjoy this and other wines by the glass or bottle. We’ve partnered with Harvest Moon Shellfish Co. who will generously be providing a complimentary half dozen oysters for each bottle of Rosé for the Bays sold at the event. Oysters will also be available to purchase by the dozen and half dozen, and the winery’s full menu of gourmet bites will also be available.
Stephanie and Alex Villani have been hauling fish from the North Fork to NYC's Greenmarkets since 1990. 27 years of predawn assaults on the L.I.E. to bring fresh seafood right from the docks, long before farm-to-table and dock-to-dish were quite the rage they are today.
The 2017 Montauk Oceans Institute exhibit will be focusing on the concept of getting to Know Your Fisherman. The show will have a expert mix of science and art about local seafood sources with facts and figures provided by F.I.S.H.
Additionally, we're teamed up with Cornell Cooperative Extension whom recently received a grant from the New York Farm Viability Institute to launch a new marketing and education campaign focused on promoting Long Island seafood as local “F.I.S.H." -Fresh. Indigenous. Sustainable. Healthy. The program aims to increase interest, awareness and demand for locally harvested, wild-caught and grown seafood while creating alternative markets and distribution points for Long Island seafood through Community Supported Fishery (CSF) programs.
We hope that our visitors walk away from the exhibit with a better understanding behind the legacy of the Montauk Commercial Fishing Industry and a great respect for the various fish species that call Long Island waters their home.
Come meet the Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program staff at PE & DD Seafood's Little Fish Shop in Riverhead, New York on June 9th from 10:00am - 4:00pm. PE & DD Seafood is a family owned commercial fishing business. They catch, process, and sell their fish daily. Come learn about F.I.S.H. and local seafood while enjoying a free porgy (scup) taco sample. Scup is an abundant and underutilized local fish species that many local community members do not know about. Visit our porgy page for more information about this delicious, white, mild, sweet tasting fish.
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (CCE) at Southampton Arts Center for the continuation of this popular beach-themed art session that benefits the CCE’s Back to the Bays Initiative. Channel your inner artist and enjoy a night out with friends where artist Carolyn Munaco will provide the guidance you need to create a marine-themed work of art to take home. Brush Strokes for the Bays isn’t your typical Paint Night event. Participants will learn about the marine species or habitat type featured in the subject of the painting, and will have a chance to interact with educators from CCEs Marine Program who provide interesting facts and information throughout the evening.
Part of the proceeds from this program will support Cornell Cooperative Extensions Back to the Bays program. The goal of Back to the Bays is to grow the community’s engagement in Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Water Quality Protection Initiatives, Habitat Improvement Projects, Shellfish and Fin Fish Research and Restoration, and Youth and Community Education Experiences.
$40 | $35 for Seniors | $35 for Back to the Bays Members (with code) | $30 Under 30