PHOTOS: Hundreds Descend on Shellfish Commission’s “Experience the Sound” Event at Greenwich Point

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Ed Stilwagen of Atlantic Clam Farms kept busy shucking (center) chucking oysters and clams at the free raw bar at Experience the Sound, Sunday, June 26, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Lila, 3-1/2, of Riverside admired the sand art she created ad the Conservation Commissions arts & crafts table at Experience the Sound, June 26, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

The Town of Greenwich Shellfish Commission hosted its annual “Experience the Sound!” event at Greenwich Point on Sunday. The event, which was free of charge, featured chances for kids to touch horseshoe crabs inside the Bruce Museum Seaside Center, an art show hosted by Friends of Greenwich Point, and a free raw bar with both oysters and clams.

Roger Bowgen, chair of Greenwich’s Shellfish Commission said there had been a huge turnout for the free raw bar down by the Old Greenwich Yacht club.

“It’s high tide. It’s sunny. And hundreds have turned out for the event,” Bowgen beamed, estimating that by about the number of visitors to the Seaside Center had surpassed 550.

“We’re delighted to kick off our season on such a beautiful day,” said Cynthia Ehlinger of the Bruce Museum’s Seaside Center. “We’re thrilled with the turnout.”

The event featured an air conditioned shuttle bus that brought people from the Innis Arden Cottage to the southern tip of the Point and back throughout the event.

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Roger Bowgen, chair of the Greenwich Shellfish Commission with commission member Bill Gremp outside the Bruce Museum Seaside Center, June 26, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Aleksandra Moch, Environmental Analyst with the Town of Greenwich’s Conservation Commission, poses with Patty Sechi of Greenwich Community Gardens beside materials from Greening Our Children, June 26, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Lorene Livingston and Katie Lund represented Sea Grant Connecticut, a program of UConn. June 26, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Bruce Museum’s Curator of Science, Dr. Daniel Ksepka, chats with folks from the Calf Island Conservancy, June 26, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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See also: Weather Gods Bless Ninth Annual ‘Experience the Sound’ at Greenwich Point


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