Blue Ocean Institute

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Annual Benefit Gala

We make a big splash every year!

2013 marks our 10th anniversary and a decade of benefit galas in New York City. Each one has been a celebration of the Institute’s work, our friends and key supporters. Blue Ocean aims to reach a global, diverse audience with our message about the changing ocean, its challenges, practical solutions, and the need to restore living abundance to the seas.

This year’s gala will be held at Riverpark - a Tom Colicchio restaurant - on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 6 – 9 PM. Riverpark is located on the first floor, Alexandria Center™450 E. 29th St. in NYC. Invitations have been mailed! If you didn’t receive one, please accept our e-invitation to this cocktail reception and dinner “by the bite”. More info here.

We are very grateful to the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation – the first Blue Whale sponsor of our 2013 Benefit.


10th Anniversary Benefit (2013)

2013 Benefit Gala in NYC  Thursday, November 14, 2013 Many thanks to our generous supporters and guests! Our compliments to the chef and staff of Riverpark. Gala Sponsors Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Robert Campbell Lindblad Expeditions Henry Foundation Alfred & Jane Ross Foundation Whole Foods Market Roger & Vicki Sant Keith Cockrum Special Friends of the […]
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2012 Benefit Gala in NYC

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO STORM DAMAGE. BLUE OCEAN STAFF IS CONTACTING ALL SPONSORS & GUESTS BY PHONE AND EMAIL. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES! Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Sequoia Restaurant overlooking the water at Pier 17, South Street Seaport, in NYC. This year’s gala theme is the title of Carl Safina’s new PBS TV series: Saving […]
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2011 Benefit Gala in NYC

Thank You for a Very Successful 2011 Gala Benefit! Thanks to your support and love of the oceans, Blue Ocean Institute’s 2011 Annual Gala was a wonderful success.  Great auctions, good food, inspiring people, and Carl’s moving keynote speech all made for a memorable and meaningful evening. Keynote: Carl Proposes a New Merger to Stabilize […]
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