The Shellfish Soiree is This Friday Night! 7pm

September 29th at 7:00pm
Join us for a yummy evening of shellfish tastings and beer/wine pairings to support our arts and science educational programs. The evening is packed with local seafood bounty including heaps of oyster & clams from Little Egg Oysters, 40 North Oysters, Maxwell’s Shellfish and Parson’s Seafood. Oyster shucking, music, films, live auction, food, drinks, community, fun. Click here for more details!
Tickets: $55 (includes beer/wine)
Interested in volunteering for this event?
Call us! 609-494-1241


If you cannot join us on the 29th, we encourage you to be a part of this year-end fundraiser by placing a proxy bid on one of our unique Live Auction experiences. Proceeds benefit LBIF’s Educational Programs.
  • Last Bids will be accepted at 3PM on Friday 9.29.
  • We will confirm we have received your bid.
  • Bids should be placed by emailing Jill Schratz, Marketing Associate or calling 609.494.1241.
  • We encourage you to place a “Maximum Bid” so we can bid on your behalf live during the event up to the highest amount you are willing to pay for the item if other bidders in the room are making bids.
  • Winners will be notified the following day.
Item # 1 
A unique & rare opportunity for one person to go on-board a commercial scallop boat for a day. The world’s best scallops are landed at Viking Village in Barnegat Light. Venture on the sea on a commercial boat with these courageous men and women to see how they catch, clean and handle this sustainable resource. You will leave on a Larson boat from Barnegat Light on a date agreed on with the Captain.
Starting bid = $250
Item # 2 
Tour the oyster beds and clam beds behind Barnegat Light.
Four guests will board the ReClam the Bay research vessel ClamBo.  During the three hour tour you will see the 40 North and RCTB beds. Skipper, Jeffery Salidy, Director of Marine Activities for RCTB, will explain how they are spawned, grown and harvested. You will have a great day on the water! Boat leaves from Barnegat Light on a date agreed to with the Captain.
Starting Bid = $250
Item 3
Oyster Farmers for the Day ending with dinner at Parkers Garage
Tour the Oyster and clam beds in the lower bay form Beach Haven to Tuckerton
Four guests will tour the productive oyster and clam beds in the lower Barnegat Bay. Your Captain, Theo Gerike, an oysterman and chef himself will conduct the three hour tour including wine & beer, ending with dinner for 4 at Parker’s Garage, the newest fine seafood eatery in Beach Haven. Date and time to be agreed on with the Captain.
Starting Bid = $350
Item #4
See the bay like an Osprey
You will take off from Eagles Nest airport, just north of Tuckerton, and see the clam and oyster beds of the lower bay. Then your Captain, Walt Naisby, who lives in Harvey Cedars and know the bay well, will fly you up the Bay and “down the shore”. You will see the oyster beds behind Barnegat Light, Island Beach State Park, and up to the Point Pleasant Canal. Then see the beach replenishment from Mantoloking to Holgate. This is for one person. Date and time agreed to with the Captain.
Starting Bid = $250