Local Cuisine from 30 Restaurants

HIGHLANDS, NJ --  Dynamic music, committed coastal supporters and plenty of food from more than  30 area restaurants and local business will set the scene for the 12th Annual Sunset at Sandy Hook, a benefit for Clean Ocean Action (COA), Friday, October 1st.  This fall event will take place at the Sea Gulls Nest Restaurant, from 6-10 p.m., at the Sandy Hook area of Gateway National Recreation Area.

The volunteers and coastal enthusiasts of Clean Ocean Action, a non-profit organization, have for more than 26 years helped protect the Atlantic coast from pollution, sea-borne trash and medical waste and the risk of proposed liquid natural gas (LNG) terminals.

The Sunset event will attract hundreds of supporters of Clean Ocean Action, including ocean enthusiasts, corporate partners and elected officials. A great opportunity for local businesses to demonstrate their support of a clean and healthy ocean, the event live music from Art Servilla: The Green Earth Troubadour and The Thom White band, and a full spectrum of food offerings, from seafood to coffee and dynamic desserts, according to Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action.

“Beyond great cuisine from natural foods to fresh seafood, the Sunset benefits Clean Ocean Action's full plate of issues such as water pollution and ocean industrialization,” said Zipf.

Sunset at Sandy Hook is sponsored by High Point Auto Insurance, Shore Point Distributors, Ocean Tents & Party Rentals, Jerry Bailey, The McManus Family,Village Farms, and WebbMason, along with an exclusive jewelry raffle by Gem of An Idea of Fair Haven.  Area restaurants and businesses confirmed for this year, include: Abraham's Natural Foods, Anna's Italian Kitchen, As You Like It Catering, Bahrs Landing Restaurant, Barnacle Bill's, Basil T’s, Branches, Brandl, Cerrato's, Chilango's Mexican Restaurant, The Clam Hut, Dauphin Grille, Ducky Life Tea, Foodini's Catering, Gaetano's, Gracie & the Dudes Ice Cream, Jamian's Food & Drink, My Kitchen Witch Cafe, Kotobuki, Langosta Lounge, Le Fandy Bistro, The Lusty Lobster, Michael Angelo's - Pier Village, Pia Lord, Racioppi's, Readie's Fine Foods, Sallee Tee's Grille, The Sea Gulls Nest, Sickles Market, Trinity and the Pope, Unidici, Villa Somma, Whole Foods Market Middletown and Yumi Sushi.  Showcase sponsorship spots are still available, but are going fast due to the popularity of this event.

“The culinary students and I have been volunteering for Sunset the past seven years.  These aspiring chefs, recognize the importance of keeping our waters clean.  Serving fresh seafood from pristine waters is an essential ingredient in contributing to the success of the restaurants and economy of New Jersey, "said Chef Liz Lehmann, Learning Assistant at the Culinary Education Center in Asbury Park.

For more information, including opportunities for sponsorship and to donate auction prizes, please contact COA at 732-872-0111, or visit them: www.cleanoceanaction.org. The latest information about the Sunset event will also be posted at the organization’s Facebook and Twitter sites.  If you would like to support Clean Ocean Action’s ocean protection efforts, please donate today. Your support is a tax-deductible donation and COA’s Four Star Charity Navigator rating assures your donation dollars are spent wisely.

Contact:  Emily Hackett, Clean Ocean Action 732-872-0111 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.