According to the organizers:
Celebrate the revival of the Old Seaport, perhaps the most historic and iconic part of New York City. Enjoy an elegant, refined and intimate celebration of oysters, seafood, libations, music and things to come in America’s first deep water port. Participate in the birth of a tradition with this 1st Annual event.
There’s much to celebrate and discover in the Old Seaport. In the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy (2009), most of the businesses in the Old Seaport’s very old buildings were underwater. Seven feet of water, in most cases. Many of these buildings are over 200 years old and have been there since South Street Sea Port was the most important deep water port in North America. In the years since Sandy entrepreneurs and activists have rebuilt the Old Seaport into a vibrant dining, shopping, cultural and educational destination. The Old Seaport Alliance has led the way on this revival and will continue to shepherd the seaport into the future. Come and celebrate the progress made and perhaps become involved in its future.
The event will feature the Fulton Stall Market. This is run by NYC Green Market Founder Bob Lewis and Seaport Legend Stephen Dima. Fulton Stall Market showcases dozens of regional farmers and their produce every Sunday on Water Street with a proper Farmers Market. The rest of the time they operate a CSA out of their space on Front Street. In the store dozens of boutique producers are featured and their artisan products are sold. This shop is a gem in any neighborhood. That its in the historic seaport makes it all the more interesting.