Clambake XXXVII – Meals to Go & Silent Auction – In Just One Month!

2022 Clambake Beach Chairs

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It’s time to mark your calendar and secure your ticket to one of the summer’s most popular events, the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s Clambake XXXVII – “37 Years of Celebrating Science and Education!” – Friday, July 8, 2022.

Known as the unofficial “kick-off” of the South Coast’s summer season, Clambake XXXVII will take place on Friday, July 8, with our Silent Auction online (commencing on Friday, July 1), and three delicious take-home meal options. We are excited about partnering with several local restaurants!

If you would like to donate an item to our exciting Silent Auction, contact JoAnn at  Email or call 508-990-0505 x10 for sponsorship opportunities.

A tradition upon which so much depends, the Clambake helps to underwrite the costs of the Lloyd Center’s critically important environmental education, research, and outreach programs. Today, the Lloyd Center is working hard to bring first-rate environmental science classes to thousands of deserving children in our area’s public schools.

“This year, our Meals to Go will feature both lunch and dinner options for at-home dining”, commented Clambake Steering Committee Chair Winnie Phyfe, who spoke enthusiastically about the event. “For the auction, we are collecting many wonderful and exciting items which are coming in daily! The auction will run from Friday, July 1 through Friday, July 8, giving supporters eight days to shop from home.” Auction details to come!

Clambake XXXVII’s dining options:

The lunch option is by The Oxcart (owned & operated by Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett) and will feature a delicious fresh lobster roll, chips, and a cookie. Lunch will be ready for pick up between 11:00am and 1:00pm on Friday, July 8th, at the Lloyd Center for the Environment in Dartmouth. The Oxcart is known for their amazing lobster rolls. $60/meal

One family dinner option is from Cask & Pig Kitchen and Alehouse in Dartmouth, a BBQ Festa Family Meal that includes ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, corn bread, and two sides “Chef’s Choice”. Pick up is at Cask & Pig in Dartmouth from 2:30pm – 4pm, Friday, July 8th. $190/meal (feeds 4)

Another dinner option is by McGrath Clambakes & Catering (the Center’s traditional Clambake caterer), and each meal features Spinney Creek Maine Soft Shelled Steamed Clams, Prince Edward Island Mussels, drawn butter & broth, local sweet corn on the cob, Red Bliss potato, and Chourico. Pick up is at the Lloyd Center for the Environment in Dartmouth, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Friday, July 8th. $60/meal

Each meal ticket includes a generous donation to support Lloyd Center education programs.

A big ‘Thank you’ to The OxCart, Cask & Pig Kitchen and Alehouse, and McGrath Clambakes & Catering, for their support, assistance, and enthusiasm, to make Clambake XXXVII a success!

With a limited number of tickets available, reserve your lunch/dinner now! Host tickets may be purchased online here, or call 508-990-0505 x10. Tickets are limited and will go on sale to the general public on June 13th.

The Lloyd Center’s Silent Auction will be online this year commencing on Friday, July 1st, and concluding on Friday, July 8th, at 9pm. Starting July 1st, view our auction at, featuring exciting items from local artists, artisans, businesses, and individuals.

Bid! Each winning bid helps provide hands-on science programming to thousands of students across the state and beyond.

If you have any questions about auction items, or for assistance with registration, email or leave a message at 508-990-0505, ext. 20.

Clambake XXXVII Steering Committee: Winifred “Winnie” Phyfe (Chair), Sandra Hall, Suzie Prescott, Kelly Rebello, Jane Rheaume, Nina Weeks

Clambake artwork courtesy of Sandra Hall