Join us June 2nd Friday, June 9, 2023, 5 pm – 8:30 pm. We will have Home Slice Mobile Pizza and the Oyster Cracker Café will be serving fried oysters, hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. Our raw bar will be open with fresh oysters from Bivalve Packing.
Musically Yours Quintet will be performing out on the docks during the evening. Musically Yours is a versatile group featuring Jazz, Pop, and a Country music repertoire.
Musically Yours Quintet
Andrew Lewis, author of The Drowning of Money Island, will be our guest speaker at 6:30 inside our museum. He will be speaking on Atlantic sturgeons.
The Atlantic sturgeon swam with the dinosaurs. The Delaware Estuary was one of the most fertile Atlantic sturgeon spawning grounds on the East Coast — an estimated 350,000 adults crowded the Delaware River during each spring spawn. The female’s ink black eggs also happen to be a delicacy — caviar. In the mid-1800s, when European’s nearly fished out of existence their sturgeon populations, they set their sights on America’s — and suddenly the Delaware Estuary was at the top of the global caviar trade. But the blitz only lasted a few decades. By the beginning of the 20th century, America’s Atlantic sturgeon was nearly extinct, too. Journalist Andrew S. Lewis will talk about the Delaware Estuary’s legendary fish, how it shaped the early South Jersey economy, and the entirely new set of challenges it faces going forward.
The Delaware Bay Museum will be open for free self guided tours. The Meerwald Mercantile will be open featuring items from Art 2 Art, Art for a Better World, BeStill, Golden Harvest Apiaries, Lena Mills, Handcrafted by Abraham Warren, Meadows Edge Alpaca Farm, Deb DiMarco and more!
In addition to the pizza and fried oysters, we will be featuring fresh, local oysters on the half shell from Bivalve Packing and local wines and beer from the Glasstown Brewing Company.