Funded Programs

New York Harbor School

Located on Governors Island, New York Harbor School provides a college-preparatory education built upon New York City’s maritime experience that instills in students the ethics of environmental stewardship and the skills associated with careers on the water.

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Billion Oyster Project

Billion Oyster Project is a long-term, large-scale plan to restore one billion live oysters to New York Harbor over the next 20 years and in the process train thousands of young people in New York City to restore the ecology and economy of their local marine environment.

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Fundraising Events

Harbor School Awards Dinner: 2/24/16

On Wednesday, February 24th, we are pleased to host the second annual Harbor School Awards Dinner at the New York Yacht Club.  We are excited to honor the Bradford N. Swett Foundation for their long-standing support of ensuring that Harbor School students have access to meaningful after-school and summer programs, and RADM Michael Alfultis of SUNY Maritime College for his dedication to providing Harbor School students the opportunity to continue their path to success at Maritime and beyond and for his shared commitment to a stronger, vibrant and diverse maritime community.

To receive more information on sponsorship opportunities and to reserve your ticket today, contact Carrie Christensen at

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New York Harbor Regatta: 9/18/15

On Friday, September 18th, more than 700 sailors, spectators, students, teachers, parents and friends joined us for a beautiful day on the water at the fifth annual New York Harbor Regatta, presented by Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Scorpio & Two Harbors, with the after-party presented by Clarksons Platou Securities.

Click here to view photos from the event and contact for information on the 2016 event.

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Billion Oyster Party: 5/19/16

On Thursday May 19th, 600 guests will be treated to the ultimate oyster experience as we celebrate the movement to restore NY Harbor and our local marine environment. At the 3rd annual Billion Oyster Party, guests will enjoy oysters from 40 farms and bites from top NYC restaurants while learning about oyster culture and restoration. Proceeds from the event will go to enhancing the five program areas of the Billion Oyster Project.

Click here to view photos from last year’s the event.

Contact Madeline Wachtel at for more information.

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