Cobie Smulders and Alexandra Cousteau Host the 1st Annual Nautica Oceana City & Sea Party to Benefit the World’s Oceans - Oceana

Cobie Smulders and Alexandra Cousteau Host the 1st Annual Nautica Oceana City & Sea Party to Benefit the World’s Oceans

Press Release Date: June 25, 2015

Location: New York, New York


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Anna Baxter



Wednesday, June 24 – New York City: Ocean activists and influentials gathered on the rooftop of the Gansevoort Park Avenue on Wednesday, June 24 for the 1st Annual Nautica Oceana City & Sea Party. The event benefited Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation and highlighted Oceana’s efforts to protect marine habitat and biodiversity and the launch of its recent campaign to Save the Oceans and Feed the World.

The evening also spotlighted the commitment of leading global lifestyle brand Nautica, a corporate partner of Oceana’s since 2008. The event also receieved generous support from Discovery Channel, and also acted as a celebratory kick-off to Discovery’s annual Shark Week beginning July 5. Media partner Manhattan Magazine provided additional sponsorship.

The evening’s hosts, Cobie Smulders (Avengers, How I Met Your Mother) and Alexandra Cousteau (Oceana Senior Advisor) welcomed guests and encouraged attendees to join and support Oceana’s efforts to save the oceans and feed the world.  A National Geographic Emerging Explorer and renowned storyteller, Alexandra spoke of her family’s marine legacy and thanked the event’s partners for their dedication to the world’s oceans. She noted, “As I carry on the Cousteau’s tradition of advocating for water issues, I am proud to stand with Oceana as they work to protect the oceans for future generations.”

Other celebrity attendees included Alexis Witt (MSNBC), Sasheer Zamata (SNL), Leslie Lopez (Power), David Rasche (In the Loop, Men in Black 3, Veep), Eric West (Benjamin Button, World War Z), Tashiana Washington (Gimmie the Loot ), Ty Hickson (Gimmie the Loot), designer Miguelina Gambaccini and Scott Gomez of the NJ Devils.

As the sun set over the New York City skyline, guests were treated to appetizers and drinks, plus special water infused cocktails from elit by Stolichnaya. DJ Guillaume Viau also maintained the energy during the evening with a live set. Attendees were also given a chance to pose with marine-inspired props on the ‘blue carpet,’ including shark hoodies and hats.

About Oceana
Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. We run science-based campaigns and seek to win policy victories that can restore ocean biodiversity and ensure that the oceans are abundant and can feed hundreds of millions of people. Oceana victories have already helped to create policies that could increase fish populations in its countries by as much as 40 percent and that have protected more than 1 million square miles of ocean. We have campaign offices in the countries that control close to 40 percent of the world’s wild fish catch, including in North, South and Central America, Asia, and Europe. To learn more, please visit

About Nautica
Founded in 1983, Nautica® is a leading global lifestyle brand ranging from men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories to a complete home collection. Nautica® products are refined casual classics inspired and energized by the water that are always crisp, clean and distinct.  Today Nautica® is available in more than 75 countries with 276 full price Nautica® branded stores and close to 2000 Nautica branded shop-in-shops worldwide.  In 2003, the Company was acquired by VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel and footwear with more than 30 brands. The company’s five largest brands are The North Face®, Vans®, Wrangler®, Timberland®, and Lee®. Other brands include 7 For All Mankind®, Bulwark®, Eagle Creek®, Eastpak®, Ella Moss®, JanSport®, Kipling®, lucy®, Majestic®, Napapijri®, Nautica®, Red Kap®, Reef®, Riders®, Splendid® and SmartWool®. For additional information, please go to and

About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit

About Manhattan
At Modern Luxury, we know that community more than ever defines who we are. And city-by-city, we make living well an art form. We are the world’s largest local luxury media company, delivering the most affluent audiences in the most prominent cities in the US. We bring luxury closer to home, because we live there, too. Modern Luxury’s Manhattan magazine is a high-end luxury lifestyle publication that champions the vibrant style and sophistication of the greater New York area.

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