Head to the Downtown Oyster Fest

New Amsterdam Market will be officially opening on Sunday, May 1st, but you can get a jump on the festivities—and give the market your support by attending the SouthStreet Oyster Saloon, a fundraiser and revival of Oyster Saloons once found in all of New York’s public markets. Enjoy fresh-shucked regional oysters from special guest vendors like: April Bloomfield of The John Dory Oyster Bar, Alejandro Alcocer of green brown orange, Patrick Connolly of Bobo Restaurant, King Phojanakong of Kuma Inn, and the creative teams from Great Performances, Luke’s Lobster, and Neuman’s Caterers. Other goodies will also be on hand, including cask beers sourced by Beer Table. Saturday, April 9 on South Street (betw Fulton St & Beekman St) from 5:00 to10:00 pm. Tickets to the Oyster Saloon are on sale now at an early bird price of $50 for General Admission. If shucking is on your list of skills, the market is looking for volunteers, email: volunteer@newamsterdammarket.org


  1. Hey Hip Hostess! My wife and I are Oyster freaks from Napa, CA. (Hot Island / Bouchon are favs. Found you through mutual Facebook friend Joshua Wesson. We are having brunch with him at Balthazar on the 2nd, unless of course your recommend another hot spot. Any cool culinary events happening on that day? Thanks for the help.

    Christopher and Marian Pappe

  2. Balthazar is fantastic...though a little touristy these days...don't know of any culinary events on the 2nd, I am going to the NY vegetarian food fest on the 3rd, Altman Building 135 w 18th...check THE JUICE website, they do tons of wine tastings, you might find something there...have fun! ellen