The New York City chapter was formed in May 2010 and has since created an extensive outreach and fundraising program that is one of Sea Shepherd USA’s most active. Averaging between 20 and 30 days of events each year, the NYC chapter hosts documentary screenings, tables at events such as festivals and rock concerts, and organizes beach clean-ups, bake sales, and major fundraisers. Some chapter highlights have included our “Light Up the Night with Captain Paul Watson” fundraiser in 2012 and our 2013 “Waves of Change” benefit art show. Each August, we host our annual “S'more Protection for the Oceans” fundraiser, which features a social gathering and raffle with dozens of donated prizes —and yes, we make and serve vegan s'mores.

Each of our volunteers brings a unique perspective and skill set to the chapter, but we all share a common desire to use our knowledge to protect the oceans and to meet new people who share our collective passion and who will help our chapter grow. Several NYC chapter volunteers have also participated in our dolphin defense campaign in Taiji, Japan, Operation Infinite Patience as Cove Guardians since the 2011 campaign (it began in 2010) and in the Dam Guardians sea lion defense campaign on the Columbia River in 2013.

If you would like to get involved, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

 

Upcoming Events

December 16, 2016 - NYC Premier of Why Just One?

 

Previous Events

November 6, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Beach Clean Up at Coney Island Brooklyn
October 16, 2016 - Beach Clean Up at Far Rockaway Beach
October 1, 2016 - Beach Clean Up at Coney Island
May 21, 2016 - Beach Clean Up at Coney Island, Stillwell Ave
May 7 - 8, 2016 - Sea Shepherd table at New York City Vegetarian Food Festival 2016
April 23, 2016 - Maritime Film Fest
April 6, 2016 - Sea Shepherd and Smashing Pumpkins
April 5, 2016 - Sea Shepherd and Smashing Pumpkins
April 4, 2016 - Sea Shepherd and Smashing Pumpkins
April 1 - 3, 2016 - Sea Shepherd table at Beneath the Sea Scuba Dive Show
March 30, 2016 - New Volunteer Orientation: 3.30.2016 at 7 PM
February 14, 2016 - Whalentine's Day Bake Sale
February 13, 2016 - World Love For Dolphins Day
January 23, 2016 - Sea Shepherd at Panic State Records 7th Anniversary
December 19, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Table at the Vegan Shop-Up
December 12, 2015 - S'more Protection for the Oceans 2015
November 21, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Table at Cruelty Free Fashion Show & Anti-Fur Society Vegan Conference
November 21, 2015 - Om for the Oceans
November 15, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Beach Clean Up at Coney Island
November 1, 2015 - Sea Shepherd at How To Change the World
October 30, 2015 - Sea Shepherd at How To Change the World
October 18, 2015 - Fort Tilden Beach Clean Up
October 8 - 11, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society table at New York Comic Con 2015
October 4, 2015 - Otter 501 Film Screening at Killer Vegan
September 29, 2015 - Onshore Volunteer Training with Sea Shepherd NYC
August 9, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Beach Clean Up at Rockaway Beach
July 12, 2015 - Riis Park Beach Bazaar Beach Clean Up
July 5, 2015 - Riis Park Beach Bazaar Promo
June 20 - 21, 2015 - The Seed Experience Expo & Conference
June 7, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Beach Clean Up at Coney Island
May 3, 2015 - Sea Shepherd and Xavier Rudd
May 2, 2015 - Sea Shepherd and Xavier Rudd
March 27 - 29, 2015 - Sea Shepherd NYC Table at Beneath the Sea Scuba Dive Show
March 21, 2015 - Sea Shepherd NYC Screening of Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson, with Captain Paul Watson Q&A
March 14 - 15, 2015 - Sea Shepherd NYC Table at NYC Vegetarian Food Festival
February 25, 2015 - Sea Shepherd NYC at Kate Pierson concert
February 13, 2015 - World Love for Dolphins Day
February 8, 2015 - Whalentine's Day Bake Sale
February 5, 2015 - Sea Shepherd NYC Table at Anti-Flag concert
December 6, 2014 - Sea Shepherd NYC table at Vegan Shop Up at Pine Box Rock Shop
November 9, 2014 - Sea Shepherd NYC Beach Clean Up at Rockaway Beach
October 19, 2014 - Sea Shepherd NYC Beach Clean Up at Coney Island
August 23, 2014 - Sea Shepherd NYC Beach Clean Up at Coney Island
August 22, 2014 - Sea Shepherd NYC Beach Clean Up at Rockaway Beach
August 17, 2014 - Sea Shepherd NYC Table at Propaghandi concert
August 11, 2014 - S'more Protection for the Oceans
August 9 - 10, 2014 - Sea Shepherd NYC Table at The Seed: A Vegan Experience
July 21, 2014 - Sea Shepherd NYC Table at Michael Franti & Spearhead concert
July 13, 2014 - Sea Shepherd NYC Beach Clean Up at Rockaway Beach
July 2, 2014 - Cove Guardian Talk at NYC Vegan Meetup
July 1, 2014 - Sea Shepherd NYC Table at Boston Concert
June 28, 2014 - From Cove to Captivity: A Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Photo Exhibit
June 17, 2014 - John Butler Trio Concert
June 1, 2014 - Sea Shepherd NYC Beach Clean Up at Coney Island
March 28 - 30, 2014 - Beneath the Sea Scuba Dive Show
March 26, 2014 - BLACKFISH screening at Hunter College
March 1 - 2, 2014 - Sea Shepherd table at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival
February 16, 2014 - Whalentines Day Bake Sale
February 4, 2014 - John Butler Trio Concert
February 3, 2014 - John Butler Trio Concert
January 30, 2014 - Vegan Drinks, Benefitting Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
December 11, 2013 - On-Shore Volunteer Training
October 27, 2013 - Sea Shepherd beach clean up at Coney Island
September 29, 2013 - Sea Shepherd beach clean up at Coney Island
August 12, 2013 - S'more Protection for the Oceans
July 13, 2013 - Sea Shepherd table at Long Island Animal Rights and Vegfest
June 27, 2013 - Waves of Change
May 18 - 19, 2013 - The Seed: A Vegan Experience, May 18-19, 2013
May 8, 2013 - On-Shore Volunteer Training
May 1, 2013 - Meet and Greet with Captain Alex Cornelissen
March 22, 2013 - Beneath the Sea Scuba Dive Show
March 2, 2013 - Sea Shepherd table at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival
February 19, 2013 - At the Edge of the World
February 18, 2013 - Gojira Concert
February 17, 2013 - Whalentines Day Bake Sale: A Benefit for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
February 2, 2013 - Sea Shepherd at the Wildlife Film Festival
January 28, 2013 - Dinner with Sea Shepherd at Blossom Chelsea
January 23, 2013 - On-Shore Volunteer Training
October 31, 2012 - Smashing Pumpkins Concert
October 28, 2012 - Xavier Rudd "Spirit Bird" 2012 Tour
October 11 - 14, 2012 - New York Comic Con
October 4, 2012 - Propagandhi Tour
October 3, 2012 - Propagandhi Tour
August 24, 2012 - "I'm Sorry: How an Apologist Became an Activist" Play
August 13, 2012 - S'more Protection for the Oceans
July 31, 2012 - On-Shore Volunteer Training
June 30, 2012 - Sharkwater Film Screening
June 23, 2012 - Cupcakefest 2012
June 16 - 17, 2012 - The Seed: A Vegan Experience
May 23, 2012 - Save Our Skipper
May 4, 2012 - Light Up the Night with Paul Watson
March 23 - 25, 2012 - Beneath the Sea
March 3 - 4, 2012 - NYC VegFest
February 12, 2012 - Whalentines Day Bake Sale
February 4, 2012 - Candlelight Vigil for Erwin
December 11, 2011 - NYC Green Holiday Festival
November 13, 2011 - Sea Shepherd New York City On-Shore Crew Training
August 22, 2011 - S'more Protection for the Oceans 2011
July 27 - 28, 2011 - John Butler Trio Concert
July 3, 2011 - Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary July Jamboree
June 25 - 26, 2011 - Anti-Fur Society Conference
June 3, 2011 - Sea Shepherd Party for Whale Wars Season 4 Premiere
March 25 - 27, 2011 - Beneath the Sea
February 24, 2011 - Sea Shepherd NYC VSO Celebration
January 23, 2011 - Winter Wonderland Bake Sale
October 3, 2010 - Monteclair Vegan Bake Sale to benefit Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
August 9, 2010 - S'more Protection for the Oceans
April 26 - 30, 2010 - Sea Shepherd's Steve Irwin in New York
Sea Shepherd
Operation Milagro III Campaign Launch Video
Operation Milagro III Campaign Launch Video
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is returning to Mexico’s Gulf of California for Operation Milagro III to save the near extinct vaquita marina porpoise and the endangered totoaba bass. The M/V Farley Mowat is back on active duty with the M/V Sam Simon joining the Milagro campaign for the first ti...
Sea Shepherd Investigates Whale Corpse in Sea of Cortez
Sea Shepherd Investigates Whale Corpse in Sea of Cortez
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Entanglement in the South
Entanglement in the South
Operation Guardian Angel - In and around Bahia de Los Angeles, in the Gulf of California, countless marine species are entrapped in nets with little or no hope of rescue. Rosalia Tellez works for CONANP, a department of the Mexican government that acts as park rangers to enforce laws and assist in ...
Good and Bad Days
Good and Bad Days
This video follows Sea Shepherd volunteers over the course of two days. The first day Sea Shepherd locates and removes a long line from the sea; fortunately no animals were caught in the net. However, the next day volunteers find a sea lion that has been caught and died in a fisherman's net.
Operation Virus Hunter Campaign Summary
Operation Virus Hunter Campaign Summary
Sea Shepherd campaign Operation Virus Hunter saw the vessel RV Martin Sheen under the leadership of Alexandra Morton, head up the coast of British Columbia Canada to expose open pen Atlantic salmon farms and the impact they are having on wild Pacific salmon and the the surrounding eco-systems.
Illegal Totoaba Nets
Illegal Totoaba Nets
This video follows Sea Shepherd volunteers through the process of locating, retrieving and disposing of illegal nets in the Gulf of California.
Discovering Alleged Wild Salmon Dead in Fish Farms
Discovering Alleged Wild Salmon Dead in Fish Farms
August 12th 2016: Early Thursday morning the R/V Martin Sheen assisted Melissa Willie, a band councilor of the Musgamagw Dza’wada’enuxw nation, in hand delivering a letter to three farms expressing the nations disapproval of the industry. Sea Shepherd crew alongside independent biologist Alexand...
The Grind of the Faroe Islands
The Grind of the Faroe Islands
Ross McCall travels to the Faroe Islands to explore the truths behind the centuries old tradition of the brutal Pilot Whale drives.
Operation Virus Hunter: A Salmon PSA with Pamela Anderson
Operation Virus Hunter: A Salmon PSA with Pamela Anderson
Sea Shepherd Chairman of the Board, actor/activist Pamela Anderson, cautions viewers about the dangers of eating farmed salmon.
Why Just One?  Indiegogo Video
Why Just One? Indiegogo Video
Support Sea Shepherd's documentary by sharing and backing our Indiegogo campaign here: http://bit.ly/1OfvER6
Milagro Summary - English
Milagro Summary - English
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's Operation Milagro II has come to an end. Milagro is its campaign to fight the looming extinction of the vaquita porpoise, the most endangered marine mammal in the world. With an estimate of less than 100 surviving vaquita, Sea Shepherd ships the R/V Martin Sheen...
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 15 - Good Bye
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 15 - Good Bye
Watch the crew of the Farley Mowat capture footage of illegal fishing activity with a night vision drone and pull up a totoaba net in the dead of night. This is the final vlog of Operation Milagro II!
Sea Shepherd's Ethical Research Whale Project
Sea Shepherd's Ethical Research Whale Project
Sea Shepherd's Ethical Research Whale Project is dedicated to collect samples from whales in the Gulf of California to measure levels of toxins in whales in order to determine the levels of toxins in the Gulf of California itself. Learn more at: www.seashepherd.org
Totoaba Poachers Caught on Camera
Totoaba Poachers Caught on Camera
Never before seen footage. Sea Shepherd catches critically endangered totoaba poacher in the act. The Sea Shepherd crew filmed these totoaba poachers as they were checking one of their illegal nets in the protected vaquita habitat. The vaquita porpoise is the most endangered marine mammal in the wor...
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 14 - Saving Lives
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 14 - Saving Lives
Watch‬ the routine of our crew doing valuable work in the ‪Sea of Cortez‬. We have been very effective at removing illegal fishing gear from the ‪‎vaquita‬ porpoise's habitat. So much so, that now, most of the time we remove nets and lines that are mostly empty, our favorite thing to do....
Sea Shepherd finds 3 dead vaquitas in 3 weeks
Sea Shepherd finds 3 dead vaquitas in 3 weeks
The Sea Shepherd crew has found 3 dead vaquitas in 3 weeks in the month of march of 2016. The vaquita porpoise is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Learn more at: www.seashepherd.org/milagro2
Sea Shepherds finds a dead sample of the most endangered marine mammal in the world
Sea Shepherds finds a dead sample of the most endangered marine mammal in the world
While patrolling the waters of the upper Gulf of California the Sea Shepherd crew found a dead vaquita porpoise. The vaquita is the most endangered marine mammal in the whole world. The crew also found a Great White Shark caught in an illegal gillnet.
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 12 - This is Direct Action
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 12 - This is Direct Action
This week, the crew of ‪Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's ships The M/V Farley Mowat and The RV Martin Sheen find and retrieve an illegal totoaba bass long line from the critically endangered ‪vaquita porpoise habitat. The totoaba fish is also critically endangered. Watch all episodes at: http...
Sea Shepherd Crew Save Humpback Whale Entangled in Illegal Gillnet
Sea Shepherd Crew Save Humpback Whale Entangled in Illegal Gillnet
Sea Shepherd crew rescued a whale entangled in an illegal totoaba gillnet in the Gulf of California. Sea Shepherd currently has two vessels in Mexico's Gulf of California on OPERATION MILAGRO. Our goal is to save the vaquita porpoises, the most endangered marine mammal. The vaquita are caught as a r...
Gregg Lowe on Sea Shepherd's Operation Milagro
Gregg Lowe on Sea Shepherd's Operation Milagro
You might know Gregg Lowe from X-Men: Days of Future Past, but now watch him explain Sea Shepherd's Operation Milagro and understand why we must save the #VaquitaMarina - The most endangered cetacean in the world. Help us save the vaquita at: http://seashepherd.org/milagro2/donate-now/vaquita-appeal...
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 11 - Big Fish
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 11 - Big Fish
This week the crew of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's ships The Farley Mowat and The Martin Sheen find and retrieve an illegal totoaba bass net from the critically endangered vaquita marina's habitat Watch all episodes at: http://www.seashepherd.org/milagro2/multimedia/videos.html ‪#‎OpMilag...
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 10 - Light up the Dark
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 10 - Light up the Dark
Actor Gregg Lowe crews with Sea Shepherd to help us protect the vaquita. The M/V Farley Mowat lights up the vaquita refuge and deters poacher from laying deadly nets in the vaquita marina's habitat. Watch all episodes at: http://seashepherd.org/milagro2/multimedia
Sea Shepherd Wildlife - False Killer Whales
Sea Shepherd Wildlife - False Killer Whales
The first video of our new series "Sea Shepherd Wildlife". This episode is about one of the lesser know large dolphins - The False Killer Whales. Learn more about these beautiful creatures with the Sea Shepherd crew. Share it with your friends. Video by Carolina A. Castro Narration by Nicole D'Entr...
Sea Shepherd Removes gillnet from Endangered Vaquita Habitat
Sea Shepherd Removes gillnet from Endangered Vaquita Habitat
Sea Shepherd Removes gillnet from Endangered Vaquita Habitat.
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 05 - Gillnet Damage
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 05 - Gillnet Damage
Join the crew of the R/V Martin Sheen as they witness the damage a gillnet can cause to marine wildlife while patrolling the endangered vaquita's refuge in Mexico.