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The Audubon Institute In New Orleans Presents Whitney Zoo-To-Do

Voted “Best Local Charity Event” by Gambit’s Weekly‘s Best of New Orleans Reader’s Poll, the Audubon Institute’s Zoo-to-Do is the premier charity event in

Photo Credit: The Audubon Institute

Photo Credit: The Audubon Institute

New Orleans for both kids and adults.  For two separate nights, the zoo shuts down for a party that rivals all parties, one catering to children and one to the 21 and older crowd. Bonus: each event, while fantastically fun, also benefits the Audubon Zoo, a wonderful place that not only entertains but also seeks to support wildlife and support the conservation of our earth.

First up is Zoo-to-Do for Kids. On Friday, April 26, 2013, the already fabulous zoo

Photo Credit: The Audubon Institute

Photo Credit: The Audubon Institute

will transform into a magical playland. Families will delight in live entertainment and games and activities including, face painting, clowns, arcades, giant inflatables and more! There will be play areas susceptible for all ages from toddler to teen. And should your munchkins work up an appetite, there will be plenty of tasty delights to please event the pickiest of palates. Complimentary food will be provided by many outlets including Brown’s Dairy, Raising Canes, Voodoo BBQ, Slice Pizzeria, Lucky Dogs, Liberty’s Kitchen, New Orleans Ice Cream Co. and more!

My daughter and I had a blast at this event last year! The VIP tent even had PB & J sandwiches and fruit kabobs with yogurt shots!

WHEN: Friday, April 26, 2013 5:30 – 9:00p.m.

WHERE:

The Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Ph. 504- 861-616

TICKETS: Tickets begin at $40. Please click here for tickets.

zoo to do

(Photo Credit: nola.com)

Not to be outdone, on May 3, 2013, the adults only Whitney’s Zoo-to-Do will take place. Like the family friendly event, party goers will have the opportunity to experience the zoo at night in a very special way.  Its quite possibly the “wildest party in town.” Cuisine will be provided from some of NOLA’s most well known chefs and restaurants, including, 555 Restaurant (New Orleans Marriot), Monkey Hill Bar, Casablanca Moroccan and Middle Eastern, El Gato Negro, Aloha Sushi, The Four Columns, Besh Steak, Mannings Eat & Cheer, and many more. Add in premium cocktails from a host of open bars and out of this world entertainment, and you’ve got the perfect date night or girls night out.

Entertainment for the night includes headliner Björn Again, performing the hits of ABBA…Dancing Queen, anyone? With performances also by Phat Hat, Ingrid Lucia and Jaywalkers Brass Band, prepare to head home with full bellies and sore feet. And don’t miss the  raffle for the The 2013 Zoo-To-Do Luxury Vehicle Raffle featuring a 2013 Lexus ES300h generously donated by Lexus of New Orleans. This car, valued at $42,133, epitomizes luxury and convenience. Tickets are $100 each and a limit of 1,000 will be sold.  Tickets are still available for this phenomenal event. Don’t miss out. I can attest it is one of the best parties of the year!

zoo to do

Sally and Ron Forman with Audubon Zoo’s Asian Elephant Panya and Tommy and Linda Westfeldt.
(Photo Credit: Jeff Strout/myneworleans.com)

WHEN: Friday, May 3, 2013 from 8pm-midnight

WHERE:

The Audubon Zoo
6500 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Ph. 504-861-616

TICKETS: Tickets prices begin at $110 per person. Please click here to purchase.

ATTIRE: Black Tie or White Linen Suit for Gentlemen, cocktail dresses for women.

 

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