June 8 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us on the pebble court overlooking the walled garden for Bartow-Pell’s annual Garden Luncheon with a talk by Sally Connolly, chair of the City Island Oyster Reef (CIOR).

The mission of the City Island Oyster Reef (CIOR) is to restore the western Long Island Sound ecosystem in order to improve biodiversity, water quality, and coastal resilience by creating reefs of shells to encourage the population growth of the historically abundant oyster and other marine species around City Island. CIOR is building community awareness, promoting active stewardship, developing educational programs, collecting and sharing scientific data, promoting and supporting research, and collaborating with like-minded organizations to achieve this mission.

For seating preferences please call Bartow-Pell Museum Administrator, Susan Chesloff at 718.885.1461

Cost: Oyster $125; Pearl $175 (with program listing)