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Oct 17

City Center Oyster Roast

Posted on October 17, 2016 at 7:55 AM by Communications Department

Enjoy live music, local seafood, a variety of beveragesoyster-1374597_1280_SC and activities at the City Center Oyster Roast Friday, October 21, from 6-9 PM, presented by Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism and Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate. Hear music from The Deloreans while eating raw and roasted oysters along with other signature dishes from Harpoon Larry’s Fish and Oyster Bar in Newport News, Capt’n Crabby, Captain Harrell & Sons Seafood, Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake of Virginia and Couture Cakes by Nika. Beverage sales (beer, wine, bourbon) benefit the Warwick Ruritan Club.

The evening’s activities include lawn games (corn hole and chess) and face painting by Pic-N-Paint. Wine and Design Newport News is offering guests the opportunity to create their own painting on an 8” x 10” canvas for $5.00, all supplies and instruction included. Watch as award winning oyster shucking sisters Deborah Pratt and Clementine Macon-Boyd show off their world class shucking skills and the Working Watermen demonstrate crab pot making. Guests can even climb a tower to practice oyster tonging.
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In support of the City’s Sustainability Initiatives, “eco stations” will be placed throughout the event area. Event guests are encouraged to recycle trash in containers provided by Bay Disposal, place empty oyster shells in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s bushel baskets, and place food leftovers in the N.O.P.E (Natural Organic Processes Enterprises) containers for food composting. Each recycled oyster shell will be used to rebuild oyster habitats throughout Virginia. Also, the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter will be on site for animal adoptions so make sure to stop by and check out what furry friends are looking for a forever home!

Admission and parking is free. Parking is located in the Merchants Walk, Fountain Way and Mariners Row parking garages in City Center. Blankets and chairs are allowed. No outside alcoholic beverages allowed. Pets are not permitted in the event area. For additional information, call 757-926-1400. Updates and announcements (including weather-related announcements) will be posted on Facebook and Twitter @nnfestivals.