Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

National Oyster Day

August 5 is National Oyster Day and New York City is the most perfect and poetic place to celebrate! After all, oysters play a crucial role in the city’s commercial and culinary history, having shucked and served six-million of them during the 19th century, when the Big Apple was still “the Big Oyster” and the biggest provider of bivalves in the world. Pearl Street in the Financial District got its name from the pearly oyster shells that lined the banks of the East River 200 years ago. Today, the legendary Grand Central Oyster Bar is the most obvious (though not the only) place to observe National Oyster Day!


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