Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society supporters will be heading “south of the border” for the always-popular annual spring fundraiser, “Do at the Zoo.” The fiesta-casual event takes place on Friday, May 9, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Zoo.
Attendees can enjoy a movable feast from nine participating restaurants, sip on fiesta-themed cocktails, dance to the musical sounds of a local mariachi band and DJ Vlad, and participate in a silent auction with a “stay-cation” theme. Guests will come face-to-face with some of the Zoo’s most fascinating animals roaming the Zoo with zookeepers. Guests can also watch a jaguar feeding, and even participate in safely feeding organic honey to the Zoo’s two North American black bear brothers, Lewis and Clark. As part of the Zoo’s mission of reducing its overall carbon footprint, select lighting for the evening will come from solar-powered lanterns.
Whitney Bylin, Thomas C. Quick and Samantha Storkerson are serving as Event Committee Chairmen. Whole Enchilada Sponsors are Michele and Howard Kessler, as well as Thomas C. Quick. Tijuana Special Sponsors are Christie’s and the Palm Beach Kennel Club. El Taquito Sponsors are Whitney and Eric Bylin, Maura Ziska Christu and Eric Christu, Lillian and Luis Fernandez, Susanna Hager, Samantha and Chris Storkerson, John and Eddy Taylor, Rod and Carole Hartless/The Hartless Foundation and Lucia Musso. Host Committee members are H. Loy Anderson, Mary and Kane Baker, Fletcher Baker, Lori Bernstein, James Berwind, Amanda Boalt, Mary Cheatham, Maura Ziska Christu and Eric Christu, Kevin Clark, Alex Coleman, Lillian and Luis Fernandez, Susanna Hager, Ashley and Scott Harcourt, Debbie Dunkin, Lourdes Fanjul, Mary Freitas, Annabelle Garrett, Mei Sze and Jeff Greene, Michele Kessler, Patrick Killian, Lilly Leas, Emily Mateer, Minnie and Kevin McCluskey, Jeremy Myers, Ashley Ramos, Lauriston and Richard Segerson, Maura Smith, Lizzi and Trey Sned, Linda Soper and Kellie Stenzel.
BACARDÍ is the exclusive spirits sponsor, and will provide a full bar with specialty cocktails, made by BACARDÍ's own bartenders, which will then be served up by lovely BACARDÍ models. The bars will feature classic cocktails such as the Cuba Libré and hand-shaken daiquiris, in celebration of BACARDÍ’s true rums.
Participating restaurants are Echo, Imoto, Nick & Johnnie’s, Paneterie, PDQ food truck, Rooney’s Public House, Table 26, Table 427 and the Palm Beach Zoo’s Tropics Café.
Silent Auction Donors are Florida Power & Light Company, Al Fresco, Keylypso Charters, The Omphoy Ocean Resort & Spa Palm Beach, Palm Beach Executive Services, Palm Beach Zoo, Kellie Stenzel, Neiman Marcus and TooJay’s.
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 & Aquariums.
Thank you to our exclusive spirits sponsor