Enjoy the Fun at Palm Beach Zoo’s “Do at the Zoo” Fundraiser


Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society supporters will be heading “around the world” at the always-popular annual spring fundraiser, “Do at the Zoo.” The global celebration takes place on Friday, May 8, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Zoo. Attendees can enjoy a movable feast from ten participating restaurants, sip on classic cocktails provided by BACARDÍ, dance to music from the ever-popular DJ Vlad, and even come face-to-face with some of the Zoo’s most fascinating animals. As part of the Zoo’s mission of reducing its overall carbon footprint, select lighting for the evening will come from solar-powered lanterns. Molly Austin, Maura Ziska Christu, Ashley Ramos, and Maura Smith are serving as Event Chairs. Honorary Chairs are Whitney Bylin, Thomas C. Quick, and Samantha Storkerson. Benefactors include John Hendrickson, Michele & Howard Kessler, Thomas C. Quick, Molly & Laurence Austin, Christie’s, Ashley & Mike Ramos, Kristen & Chris Vila, Mary & Kane Baker, Ted & Ruth Baum, Lillian & Luis Fernandez, Bonpoint, Whitney & Eric Bylin, Maura Ziska Christu & Eric Christu, Samantha & Christopher Storkerson, Eddy & John Taylor and Lucia Musso. Bonpoint is the pre-event host and fashion sponsor. BACARDÍ is once again the event’s exclusive spirits sponsor, and will be featuring the classic cocktail: a BACARDÍ Rum Hand Shaken Daiquiri, which is a simple mixture of BACARDÍ Rum, fresh lime juice and simple syrup crafted into a timeless cocktail, originally created more than a century ago at the Daiquiri Copper Mines near Santiago de Cuba. Global cuisine for the event will be provided by Avocado Grill, Bricktops, Buccan, Duffy’s Sports Grill, Echo, Meat Market, PB Catch, PDQ, Table 26 and the Palm Beach Zoo Tropics Cafe. Gift bag donors are Lori Jayne Monogramming, Orange Theory Fitness, and Roberta Roller Rabbit. Proceeds from “Do at the Zoo” will help the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society to advance its mission of inspiring people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. The Zoo is home to more than 800 animals, and is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Ticket prices for “Do at the Zoo” start at $175, and sponsorships are still available by contacting Pam Viscusi at (561) 533-0887 ext.285, or emailing pviscusi@palmbeachzoo.org. The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches exists to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world. We advance our conservation mission through endangered species propagation, education and support of conservation initiatives in the field. Our commitment to sustainable business practices elevates our capacity to inspire others. The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is located at 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org.