Sarah Walker 
Oyster Recovery Partnership 


Wednesday October 3, 2012

VIP Reception 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Main Event 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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Baltimore's National Aquarium 
501 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Come "kiss the sea" at our after-hours party at Baltimore's National Aquarium!  Live Music, waterfront views, hors d'oeurves, drinks and fun!  Commemorative ORP beer glass for all!

Main Event: Explore the Aquarium while sampling delicious, sustainable seafood dishes prepared by “From the Bay, For the Bay” and “Shell Recycling Alliance” restaurant partners and freshly shucked oysters.

VIP Event: SOLD OUT Obtain early entry to our party and experience magnificent panoramic views of the Baltimore skyline and Inner Harbor sunset from the Knott Harbor Viewing Room. VIP tickets also include: exclusive oyster beer and wine pairings, oyster shucking demonstrations by a National oyster shucking champion, after-hours access to the popular Australia Exhibit,  and the opportunity to be part of the press launch for the “From the Bay, For the Bay” Restaurant Week (Oct. 6-13) and “It’s My Bay” Environmental Stewardship Awards. VIP tickets include entrance into main event.

When:  Wednesday, October 3, 2012,  VIP Reception 5 – 6:30 pm, Main Event 6:30 – 9pm

Where: National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland

$50 in advance, $65 at the door | VIP reception: $75 in advance, $100 at the door
Sponsorship packages available    

Attire:  Business casual or come dressed in your best bay-themed costume for a chance to win cash prizes! Please note this event is for guests 21 and over.

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All funds to benefit the Oyster Recovery Partnership's oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay.  Plus the oyster shells from the Oyster Fest will be recycled back into the Bay!

ABOUT OYSTER RECOVERY PARTNERSHIP: RESTORING OUR OYSTER. CLEANING OUR BAY. PRESERVING OUR FUTURE. Nearly 20 years ago, the Oyster Recovery Partnership was commissioned as a cooperative coalition of multiple partners that contribute toward a large-scale restoration program that plants disease-free oysters back into the Chesapeake Bay. As a result of this successful Partnership, nearly 4 billion oysters have been planted on 1,500 acres of oysters reefs and more than 15,000 bushels of shell have been recycled to provide homes for new oysters. As Maryland’s leading nonprofit restoring oysters in the Chesapeake Bay, the Oyster Recovery Partnership also operates the region's Shell Recycling Alliance, supports the State’s Marylanders Grow Oysters program and provides shellfish aquaculture and fishery support services.

From the Bay 2012

 Mermaid’s Kiss kicks off "From the Bay, For the Bay" Restaurant Week 2012: October 6-13

Encourage your local restaurants to participate in the program and patronize those who are already showing their support for our Bay!  Restaurants, please contact Steve Vilnit at to register today.


Presenting Sponsors:


Gold Sponsors:

Maryland Life Magazine logo

Silver Sponsors:

Dwyer Marketing & Associates

Bronze Sponsors:

Days Cove Reclamation logoBob and Lee Driscoll,   Manis Canning,   SMECO,  Evans Land LLC