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Michelle Knowles * 904.757.4463, ext. 211 * knowlesm@jacksonvillezoo
“BREW AT THE ZOO”: WHERE THE PARTY MEETS THE ANIMAL
October 7 – 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
October 05, 2011 - Jacksonville, Fl -
The Wild Things young professional’s organization at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens announces its fifth annual “Brew at the Zoo” fundraiser for adults ages 21 and older. Local breweries, Intuition Ale Works, Bold City Brewery, Green Room Brewing and Brewer’s Pizza, will pour their best barley and hops. There will also be full bars located throughout the event.
Get a taste of Jacksonville cuisine from 25 restaurants including Barbara Jean’s, BlackFinn American Grille, Blue Bamboo, The Blue Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar, BONO’s Pit Bar-B-Q, Boston’s: The Gourmet Pizza, BUBBA Burger Grill, The Capital Grille, Chili’s, CiCi’s Pizza, Cinotti’s Bakery, Costco, Jolly Mon Catering, Junior’s Seafood, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Mojo No. 4, Monroe’s Smokehouse BBQ & Catering, North Beach Bistro, The Patio, Potter’s Soulfood Bistro, Speckled Hen, Sticky Fingers, SUITE, Sweet Pete’s, ‘town, and Urban Flats.
Guests will also enjoy live entertainment, animal encounters—including giraffe feedings, prize drawings and lots of other activities.
Tickets are $40 for non-members and $50 at the door, $30 for Wild Things’ members. Cost includes five drink tickets. VIP early entrance is offered at 6:30 p.m. for $10 extra per ticket. Purchase tickets online at http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org. The revenue generated from the event will go towards a new outreach animal holding building at the Zoo’s Education Campus.
“Brew at the Zoo is a fun way to experience the Zoo after hours and at the same time, support the Wild Things signature fundraising event.” says Diane David, Director of Development.
For more than 96 years, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has been dedicated to inspiring discovery and appreciation of wildlife through innovative experience in a caring environment. From its humble beginnings in 1914 with an animal collection that consisted of only one red deer fawn to the 92 acre Zoo today that features more than 1,800 rare and exotic animals and over 1,000 unique plant species, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has become one of the top zoos in the nation. Preservation of sustainable biodiversity is a key mission of the Zoo. The Zoo is a non-profit organization and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is open year-round, seven-days-a-week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located on Jacksonville’s north side at 370 Zoo Parkway, one-half mile east of I-95. For more information, go to jacksonvillezoo.org.