Wednesday, June 27, 2012
While unexpected thunderstorms held off the early crowds for Stone Zoo's "A Wild Affair," a tasting event, the rains eventually cleared and everyone had a roaring good time June 23.
"Rain, rain, go away" was the mantra Saturday night as the Stone Zoo prepared for the eighth annual A Wild Affair, a tasting event featuring nearly two dozen local restaurants that took place alongside the bears and monkeys, flamingos and llamas that call the zoo home. According to Brooke Wardrop, Director of Communications for Zoo New England and Stone Zoo, "[A Wild Affair] started in 2005 as a celebration of our centennial and has been a very popular event and always draws huge community support." Wardrop and her staff sold more than 500 tickets for the event. They also secured silent auction and raffle gifts from more than 150 donors throughout the Greater Boston area. All proceeds benefited the zoo. Participants that paid the $50 …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Try out food from local restaurants and caterers at the event, which is slated for Saturday, June 23 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Stone Zoo.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Seventh annual fundraiser brings hundreds to zoo Saturday night.
Visitors from around the Stoneham area took a trip to Stone Zoo for the seventh annual "A Wild Affair" tasting event Saturday night. Check out the video captured from the event by Stoneham Patch contributor John Zorabedian.
The seventh annual tasting event took place at the Zoo Saturday evening.
Stone Zoo has come a long way in the 20 years since it reopened in 1991, after the state's budget woes forced it to shut its doors for two years. Thanks to the support of local businesses, volunteers and zoo lovers, Stone Zoo is experiencing a revival with new exhibits and a new vitality, as evidenced by the hundreds of visitors who flocked to the Zoo Saturday for the seventh annual "A Wild Affair" fundraiser. Tasting tents from 24 local restaurants and more than 140 donated auction items helped raise funds to support Zoo New England, the nonprofit that manages the Stone and Franklin Park Zoos for the state. Stone Zoo's newest exhibit, a habitat for a male river otter whose mate recently died, opened two weeks ago. In the past two years, …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Check out the images captured from the tasting event Saturday by Stoneham Patch contributor John Zorabedian.
Folks from around the Stoneham region converged on Stone Zoo Saturday evening for the seventh annual "A Wild Affair" tasting event. Check out the images captured from the event by Stoneham Patch contributor John Zorabedian.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The annual tasting event is slated for June 18 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Get your taste buds ready, as Stone Zoo is set to host its annual "A Wild Affair" tasting event from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. “This is a wonderful community event and we hope people come out to support the zoo and enjoy a great evening mingling with friends,” said Brooke Wardrop, director of communications for Zoo New England. “Enjoy our remarkable exhibits and unforgettable animals, and of course, the delicious food so generously provided by all of the participating restaurants. There will be over 20 restaurants from surrounding towns at the event, including Bertucci’s, Gaetano’s, Harrow's Chicken Pies, Not Your Average Joe’s, Woodman’s and On the Border. “We are excited to welcome new restaurants to A Wild Affair this year, including …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The June 18 tasting event is for adults over the age of 21.
[Editor's note: The information below is based on a Stone Zoo press statement.] The seventh annual "A Wild Affair" tasting event is returning to Stone Zoo on June 18 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. A Wild Affair is for adults 21-plus and tickets cost $50 in advance or $60 at the gate. The event will be located at 149 Pond St., Stoneham, and features live entertainment, local caterers and restaurants, silent auction as well as a walk among the animals. In 2010, more than 600 people attended the event, including folks from Burlington, Lexington, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Reading, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester and Woburn. Proceeds from the event will support Stone Zoo's educational programs and conservation initiatives. For more information, …