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A Tasting of Sustainable Seafood and Wine

Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:30 – 9:30 PM

Central Park Zoo
Fifth Avenue at 64th Street
New York City

Festive Attire
Music by The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
21 and over only

Online ticketing is now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 

For more information, please contact Jordana Newler at 718 741 1617 or sipforthesea@wcs.org

about the event

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will host the sixth annual SIP FOR THE SEA event to showcase our marine conservation and education work at the New York Aquarium and across the globe. This signature event features sustainable seafood and wine pairings along with other delectable offerings from many of New York’s top restaurants.

This year, we celebrate the opening of the Aquarium’s new transformative exhibit, Ocean Wonders: Sharks! This immersive experience connects New Yorkers to sharks and other marine wildlife while inspiring them to protect our local waters. The new building and its intriguing sea life, engaging displays, and interactive activities will educate an estimated 1 million visitors each year.

TICKETS + PACKAGES

Please click on each package name for a full list of benefits.

Ticket purchases include tastings from all participating restaurants.

Tickets will not be mailed in advance; guest names will be held at the door.

Tickets are non-refundable. This event will take place rain or shine.

Online ticketing is now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

 

Individual Ticket $200
($125 is tax-deductible)
  • One Ticket
  • Interactive Sea Lion Feed
  • Souvenir wine glass
  • Souvenir event photo
Grand Taster Ticket $500
($425 is tax-deductible)
  • One Ticket
  • Exclusive seating area with featured wines
  • Exclusive access to Penguin House (open until 7:30 PM)
  • Interactive Sea Lion Feed
  • Souvenir wine glass
  • Souvenir event photo
Patron Package $1,500
($1,200 is tax-deductible)
  • Two Tickets
  • One-year WCS Conservation Patron Membership
  • Exclusive seating area with featured wines
  • Exclusive access to Penguin House (open until 7:30 PM)
  • Interactive Sea Lion Feed
  • Souvenir wine glass
  • Souvenir event photo
Sustainer Package $5,000
($4,400 is tax-deductible)
  • Eight Tickets
  • One-year WCS Conservation Patron Membership
  • Behind-the-Scenes Penguin Experience at Central Park Zoo (on separate visit)
  • Exclusive seating area with featured wines
  • Exclusive access to Penguin House (open until 7:30 PM)
  • Interactive Sea Lion Feed
  • Souvenir wine glass
  • Souvenir event photo
  • Recognition on slideshow at event
  • Listing in WCS Annual Report
Advocate Package $10,000
($8,825 is tax-deductible)
  • Fifteen Tickets
  • One-year WCS Conservation Patron Membership
  • Private tour of the New York Aquarium for four
  • Exclusive seating area with featured wines
  • Exclusive access to Penguin House (open until 7:30 PM)
  • Reserved table seating
  • Interactive Sea Lion Feed
  • Souvenir wine glass
  • Souvenir event photo
  • Recognition on slideshow at event
  • Listing in WCS Annual Report
Benefactor Package $25,000
($23,250 is tax-deductible)
  • Twenty Tickets
  • One-year WCS Conservation Patron Membership
  • Private tour of the New York Aquarium with Vice President and Director Jon Dohlin and lunch for six
  • Exclusive seating area with featured wines
  • Exclusive access to Penguin House (open until 7:30 PM)
  • Reserved table seating
  • Interactive Sea Lion Feed
  • Souvenir wine glass
  • Souvenir event photo
  • Recognition on slideshow at event
  • Listing in WCS Annual Report
CONTRIBUTION

I/We cannot attend but would like to make a contribution.

Under federal tax rules, certain restrictions apply to the purchase of event tickets by donor advised funds and private foundations. Please contact your tax advisor or your DAF’s sponsoring organization for more details.

Wines


 

Please check back for updates as we add participants!

Leadership

Event Committee

Elizabeth Ann and Maggie Beller
Savita and Jay Bharadwa
Kathleen and David Glaymon
Lindsay and Russell Grant
Melissa and Carney Hawks
Gillian Hearst
Justin Korsant
PARULINA Fine Jewelry
Jodi Richard
Scott Schiff
Marisa and Robin van Bokhorst

sponsors

Supporting Sponsor

 

Media Partner

 

Event Partners

Kerry QuadeRed Oyster

Cristián Samper
President and CEO

Board Officers

Antonia M. Grumbach
Chair of the Board

Jonathan D. Green
Hamilton E. James
Alejandro Santo Domingo
Vice Chairs of the Board

 Gordon E. Dyal
Treasurer

Frederick W. Beinecke
Secretary

 

Elected Trustees

Elizabeth Ainslie
Frederick W. Beinecke
Rosina M. Bierbaum
C. Diane Christensen
Wellington J. Denahan
Katherine L. Dolan
Gordon E. Dyal
Thomas J. Edelman
Christopher J. Elliman
Bradley L. Goldberg
Paul A. Gould
Jonathan D. Green
Antonia M. Grumbach

Judith H. Hamilton
John N. Irwin III
Hamilton E. James
Julia Marton-Lefèvre
Ambrose K. Monell
Adebayo O. Ogunlesi
Alejandro Santo Domingo
David B. Schiff
Walter C. Sedgwick
Katherine Sherrill
Caroline N. Sidnam
Andrew H. Tisch
Roselinde Torres

 Life Trustees

Robert G. Goelet
Howard Phipps, Jr., Chair Emeritus
Julian Robertson
David T Schiff, Chair Emeritus
Mrs. Leonard N. Stern
Mrs. Richard B. Tweedy
Ward W. Woods, Chair Emeritus
Barbara Hrbek Zucker

 

Trustee Emeriti

Eleanor Briggs
Jonathan L. Cohen
Brian J. Heidtke

past event photos

frequently asked questions

1. Where can I buy tickets for this event?
Online ticketing is now closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 

2. Can I buy a ticket the night of the event?
Yes, tickets will be available at the door for an increased price. We recommend that you purchase tickets in advance online.

3. If I am unable to attend, can I get a refund?
No, all ticket purchases are final and non-refundable.

4. How will the charge appear on my credit card?
Your credit card statement will show charges from the Wildlife Conservation Society or WCS.

5. What time does the event start?
The event begins at 6:30 PM and concludes at 9:30 PM.

6. With my Sip for the Sea ticket, am I able to come earlier in the day and enjoy the Central Park Zoo until the event starts?
Unfortunately, the Sip for the Sea ticket only gives you admittance into the Central Park Zoo beginning at 6:30 PM.  Please visit the Central Park Zoo website to learn more about planning your visit to the zoo!

7. Where is the Central Park Zoo?
The Central Park Zoo is located near the southeast corner of Central Park. The entrance is located at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street.

8. Is there parking at the Central Park Zoo?
Parking is not available at Central Park Zoo. If you are arriving by car, consider the following garages: Narragansett Garage at 124 East 63rd Street, Regency Garage at 245 East 63rd Street, Renoir Garage at 225 East 63rd Street, or Distinctive Parking at 35 East 61st Street.

9. Can I bring my child?
By law, no one under the age of 21, including children in strollers accompanied by their parents, can be admitted. Please bring valid government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license or passport for proof of age. This policy is strictly enforced.

10. Is there food at the event?
Of course! You will find a variety of food samples from some of New York’s top restaurants that will be perfectly paired with wine.

11. Will there be vegetarian food options?
The food samplings vary based on the restaurants who have donated to the event, so vegetarian options are not always available at restaurant stations. But we do offer a number of vegetarian passed hors d’oeuvres throughout the event.

12. Will there be non-alcoholic beverages available?
Yes, there will be water stations placed throughout the event.

13. Will the event be held if there is inclement weather?
This event will happen rain or shine! In the event of rain, all bars, food and music will be under cover. Coat check will be available.

14. Can I get a tax deduction for my ticket purchase?
The tax-deductible portion varies based on the individual ticket or package purchased. Please check the ticket page for more information or call 718 741 1617 with questions.

15. Can I purchase any of the wine that I sampled at the event?
Although the wines will not be available for purchase at the event, they are sold at stores throughout the tri-state area. Please hold on to your program so you have a list of your personal favorites.

16. Is there a dress code of the event?
There is no enforced dress code; however we do ask you to dress in keeping with the nature of the event. Shorts and t-shirts are not considered appropriate attire for evening events.

17. Where can I learn more about supporting WCS and the New York Aquarium?
We have many ways you can continue your support of WCS and the New York Aquarium. Please visit wcs.org and nyaquarium.com.

 

 

Contact

For more information, please contact Jordana Newler at 718 741 1617 or sipforthesea@wcs.org
Learn more about the Wildlife Conservation Society at wcs.org