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Whitney Zoo-To-Do

Whitney Zoo-To-Do

Date
Friday, May 6, 2016
Location
Audience
Adults Only
Tickets
Event Information

Join us for the 39th Whitney Zoo-To-Do: May 6, 2016!

Sponsor Party
Jerome S. Glazer Audubon Tea Room, Garden and Patron Lounge
7:00 pm - Midnight

Patron Party
Patron Lounge and Patio
7:00 pm - Midnight

Zoo-To-Do Gala
Audubon Zoo Grounds
8:00pm - Midnight

Proceeds from the 2016 Zoo-To-Do events support Audubon Zoo's restoration of the Tropical Bird House!

 

For more information, please contact the Zoo-To-Do Office at (504) 861-6160.

Entertainment

Since 1972, the hallmark of Whitney Zoo-To-Do has been show-stopping musical talent. Throughout our history, we have featured a number of award winning artists, such as The Temptations, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and The Village People. In keeping with tradition, the 2016 event will feature a phenomenal blend of local talent and a high-energy headline act that has everyone dancing until midnight.


Get the scoop on the wildest party in town!
 

2016 Headline Entertainment

Emerald City

 

 

More Music Showcased on Three Stages

Al "Lil Fats" Jackson
Capital One Stage
 
Treme Brass Band
Cooper Plaza
 
   Uptown String Quartet
    Lupin Arrival Plaza

 

For more information, please contact the Zoo-To-Do Office at (504) 861-6160.

Restaurants & Bars
 

The amazing variety of food and beverages is sure to please even the most discerning palate. Every year, more than 70 famous New Orleans restaurants offer rich samplings of local and international cuisine. We also feature more than forty specialty and full service cocktail bars to entice you with classic libations and creative concoctions.

Audubon Nature Institute gratefully recognizes the support of the establishments who have committed to help making Whitney Zoo-To-Do a huge success!


Get the scoop on the wildest party in town!

2016 Featured Restaurants:

Aurora Catering
The New Orleans School of Cooking
Ted Brennan's Decatur
Nirvana/Taj Mahal/Rendezvous
Antoine's Restaurant
Whole Foods Market
Kajun Kettle Foods, Inc.
Quintin's Ice Cream
Swiss Confectionery
Annadele's Plantation Restaurant
Vincent's Italian Cuisine
Creole Creamery
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Reginelli's Pizzeria
Langenstein's Supermarkets
The Columns Hotel
Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant
Seed
Dorignac's
The Melting Pot
Wendy's
The Ugly Dog Saloon and BBQ
Avo

Riccobono's Peppermill
House of Blues
Ma Momma's House of Cornbread, Chicken & Waffles
Benedict's Plantation
VooDoo BBQ and Grill
Broussard's
T.G.I.Fridays
Salú Bistro and Bar
Byblos Restaurants
Araña Taqueria
Bravo! Cucina Italiana
Clancy's Restaurant
Catering d'Orleans
Crescent City Brewhouse
Le Foret
Whoodoo BBQ
Crêpes à la Cart
Legacy Kitchen
Frankie and Johnny's New Orleans
Ancora Pizzeria & Salumeria
Yogurtland
Another Broken Egg

2016 Featured Cocktail Bars and Beverage Donors:

Cool Brew Coffee
Bruno's Tavern
Monkey Hill Bar
NOLA Brewing Company
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Society Page Lounge

Bourbon Heat
Bayou Teche Brewing Company
TGI Fridays
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Parlay's

 

Winston's Pub & Patio
Tiki Tolteca at Felipe's Taqueria
Rue St. Charles
Sneaky Pete's
Twelve Mile Limit

If you would like to become a Featured Restaurant or Cocktail Bar at the 2016 Whitney Zoo-To-Do, please email Kyri Melancon at kmelancon@auduboninstitute.org.

For more information, please contact the Zoo-To-Do Office at (504) 861-6160.

Lexus Vehicle Raffle

The 2016 Zoo-To-Do Luxury Vehicle Raffle features a 2016 Lexus ES350 generously donated by Lexus of New Orleans. This car, valued at $39,195, epitomizes luxury and convenience. Tickets are $100 each and a limit of 1,000 will be sold. We guarantee one lucky winner. Take a chance and support Audubon Zoo (winner need not be present to win)!

Lexus ES350 Features Included:

  • 268 Horsepower, 3.5 Liter, Four Cam 24-Valve V6 engine and Dual VVT-i
  • Class Leading 10 standard airbags
  • Backup Camera 
  • Color LCD multi-information display with Meter Link
  • 17” Aluminum Alloy Split 10-Spoke Wheels
  • Lexus Premium Display Audio system with color multimedia display and 8 speakers
  • HD Radio with iTunes tagging and SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Subscription-free Traffic and Weather updates via HD Radio
  • Bluetooth and USB smartphone connectivity
  • Power Tilt and Slide Moonroof and Power Windows with One-Touch auto Open/Close
  • 10 way Power-adjustable with Lumbar
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with air filters and smog sensor
  • Smart Access with Push-Button Start/Stop
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control
  • Automatic On/Off LED Low Beam and Halogen High Beam Headlamps
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist (BA)
  • Lexus Enform safety Connect: Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assist Buttton (SOS) and Roadside Assistance, Lexus Enform Service Connect (1-year trial subscription included)

Raffle Rules and Regulations

A Zoopendous thanks to LEXUS of New Orleans
for their generous support of our 2016 event!

For more information, please contact the Zoo-To-Do Office at (504) 861-6160.

All proceeds help support Audubon Zoo.

Silent Auction

Thank you to everyone who bid on the fabulous auction items in our online 2015 Whitney Zoo-To-Do Silent Auction. Please check back in 2016 for more wonderful offerings, including exotic vacations, dining experiences, collectibles for the sports enthusiast, gorgeous jewelry and more!

For more information, contact the Zoo-To-Do Office
(504) 861-6160

Whitney Zoo-To-Do 
Friday, May 6, 2016
Audubon Zoo

Sponsors
Title Sponsor
Luxury Vehicle Raffle Sponsor
Headline Entertainment Sponsor
Promotional Media Sponsor
Official Patron Party Sponsor
Boatner Reily Family Fund
Official Clothing Sponsor
Laughingthrush Lead Sponsors

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Tiller/Mr. and Mrs. Brandon B. Berger/The Berger Family

Caroline and Murray Calhoun

Kevin Clifford and Michele Reynoir

Goldring Family Foundation

Jerome S. Glazer Foundation

Sassy Spoonbill Sponsors

Conwill Family Foundation/Seaport Global Securities

Cox Communications

Gustaf Westfeldt McIlhenny Family Foundation

The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

The New Orleans Advocate

Magical Macaw Sponsors

AECOM

Burnett & Company, Inc./QBE

Cherise and Bart Farris

Chevron

First NBC Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Eric H. Groh

Jones Walker LLP

Linda and Gordon Kolb

Latter & Blum, Inc.

MetLife Premier Client Group of Louisiana

New Orleans Saints

Pan-American Life Insurance Group

Patrick Family Foundation

Postlethwaite & Netterville

Prebula Public Relations, LLC

Robert E. Zetzmann Family Foundation

Kitty and Stephen Sherrill

Trader Joe's

Vanir Construction Management

Wonderful Weaver Sponsors

Bellwether Technology Corporation

Entergy New Orleans, Inc.

Barbara and Clark Fitz-Hugh

Hever Foundation/Mrs. Anne K. Montgomery

IBERIABANK

Mr. and Mrs. N. Price Lanier

MCC Real Estate Group

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery

Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.

Valero Energy Foundation

Singing Starling Sponsors

Acadian Ambulance Service

Virginia Boulet and Alvin R. Albe, Jr.

Auto-Chlor Services, L.L.C.

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. John D'Arcy Becker

Elizabeth A. Boh

Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC

Bollinger Enterprises, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore M. Brennan

Caesars Foundation/Harrah’s New Orleans

Mr. and Mrs. Riemer Calhoun, Jr.

Crescent Capital Consulting

Edie and David Darragh

Mrs. Elizabeth Delesdernier

Mr. Brooke H. Duncan

Carmen and Kelly Duncan

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Favret, Demarest, Russo, Lutkewitte & Schaumburg

Mrs. H. Mortimer Favrot, Jr.

Fishman Haygood

Fowler Rodriguez

Catherine and Peter Freeman

Gardner Wade DDS, LLC

Gottsegen Orthodontics

Anne and Bill Grace

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Kerrigan, Jr.

Holt and Gordon Kolb, Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. William R. Ladd

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

Elly and Merritt Lane III

LaPorte CPAs

Louisiana Lottery Corporation

Marrero Land and Improvement Association, Limited

Holly and Fred Mentz

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Muller

Thomas M. O'Keefe

Peter Mayer Advertising

Dr. Patrick and Nga Quinlan

Mr. and Mrs. John F. Rowan, Jr.

Mary and Nicholas Shay

Southern Orthopaedic Specialists

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew E. Stall

Mr. Charles C. Teamer, Sr.

Waka Kickball


A Zoopendous Thanks to our Generous 2016 Sponsors!

If you would like to be a Sponsor or Patron, please contact Megan Beer.

For more information, please contact the Zoo-To-Do Office at (504) 861-6160.

Sponsor Benefits

Whitney Zoo-To-Do Exclusive Sponsor Benefits

Early and exclusive admittance to the air-conditioned Jerome S. Glazer Audubon Tea Room, Garden Tent, Patron Lounge and Patron Patio throughout the event with upscale cocktail bars and delectable cuisine provided by Audubon Catering. Sponsors are also recognized on printed materials, including event invitation, event program, event web page ($12,500 contributions and above), Sponsor and Patron welcome signage at entrance to event, Audubon Nature Institute’s Annual Report and Audubon Zoo’s annual donor wall. Opportunity to network with 3,000 influential Sponsors and Patrons. 

$12,500 Laughingthrush Lead Sponsor

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:

  • Thirty Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*
  • One reserved table with seating for ten inside the Jerome S. Glazer Audubon Tea Room
  • Six reserved parking passes
  • Logo recognition on reserved table, event program, Sponsor/Patron welcome signage and Audubon Nature Institute website
  • Twenty-four Audubon Nature Institute Facility Passes (expire December 2016)

$7,500 Sassy Spoonbill Sponsor

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:

  • Twenty-two Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*
  • One reserved table with seating for eight inside the Jerome S. Glazer Audubon Tea Room
  • Four reserved parking passes

$5,000 Magical Macaw Sponsor

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:

  • Eighteen Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*
  • One reserved table with seating for six inside the Jerome S. Glazer Audubon Tea Room Garden Tent
  • Two reserved parking passes

$3,000 Wonderful Weaver Sponsor

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:

  • Twelve Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*

$1,650 Singing Starling Sponsor

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:

  • Six Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*

Whitney Zoo-To-Do Exclusive Patron Benefits

Patrons will enjoy early admittance to the event with access to the air-conditioned Patron Lounge where hand-crafted libations, including the official Whitney Zoo-To-Do "signature cocktail" will be served alongside delectable cuisine from some of New Orleans' finest restaurants. Patrons will also enjoy comfortable lounge seating, as well as access to an expanded Patron Patio with a private view of the main stage. Patrons are also recognized on printed materials, including event invitation, event program, Sponsor and Patron welcome signage at entrance to event, Audubon Nature Institute’s Annual Report and Audubon Zoo’s annual donor wall. Opportunity to network with 3,000 influential Sponsors and Patrons. 

$550 Playful Peacock Patron

Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:

  • Two Patron level tickets*

$450 Junglefowl Junior Patron (Ages 21-35)

Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:

  • Two Patron level tickets*

$275 Scarlet Ibis Single Patron Ticket

Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:

  • One Patron level ticket*

$225 Peppy Parakeet Young Single Patron Ticket (Ages 21-35)

Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:

  • One Patron level ticket*

 

*Whitney Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level all access tickets will allow entry to the air-conditioned Audubon Tea Room, Garden Tent and Patron Lounge. Patron level tickets will allow entry to the air-conditioned Patron Lounge and the Patron Patio, where Sponsors and Patrons can mingle while enjoying hand-crafted libations, delectable cuisine and a private view of the main stage.


If you would like to be a Sponsor or Patron, please contact Megan Beer.

According to IRS guidelines, only contributions over the value of dining and entertainment are tax-deductible. For all Sponsor and Patron categories, the non-deductible value is $60/ticket. Thank you for your support.

For more information, please contact the Zoo-To-Do Office at (504) 861-6160.

Tickets

Spend a memorable evening at the 2016 Whitney Zoo-To-Do, Audubon Zoo's signature fundraising event celebrating its 39th year. Your ticket purchase includes live entertainment, premium cocktails and delicious cuisine from local restaurants. The 2016 event will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016.

Sponsor Tickets

7:00 p.m. - Midnight (Audubon Tea Room, Garden Tent, Patron Lounge and Patio)

  • $12,500 Laughingthrush Lead Sponsor*
    Admits 30 with reserved seating for ten inside Audubon Tea Room; 6 reserved parking passes
  • $7,500 Sassy Spoonbill Sponsor*
    Admits 22 with reserved seating for eight inside Audubon Tea Room; 4 reserved parking passes
  • $5,000 Magical Macaw Sponsor*
    Admits 18 with reserved seating for six in Audubon Tea Room Garden; 2 reserved parking passes
  • $3,000 Wonderful Weaver Sponsor* — Admits 12
  • $1,650 Singing Starling Sponsor* —  Admits 6

Patron Tickets

7:00 p.m. - Midnight (Patron Lounge and Patio)

  • $550 Playful Peacock Patron* - Admits 2
  • $450 Junglefowl Junior Patron* - Admits 2 (Ages 21-35)
  • $275 Scarlet Ibis Single Patron Ticket*- Admits 1
  • $225 Peppy Parakeet Young Single Patron Ticket*- Admits 1 (Ages 21-35)

Gala Tickets

8:00 p.m. - Midnight (Audubon Zoo Grounds)
The Early Bird Discount for Audubon Members expires midnight April 1, 2016.

  • $85 Early Bird Young Member (Ages 21-35) — expires midnight April 1, 2016. Admits 1. Limit two tickets. Non-transferable.
  • $130 Early Bird Member — expires midnight, April 1, 2016. Admits 1. Limit four tickets. Non-transferable.
  • $110 Young Audubon Member (Ages 21-35) — Admits 1. Limit two tickets. Non-transferable.
  • $155 Audubon Member — Admits 1. Non-transferable.
  • $175 Individual (Non-Audubon Member) — Admits 1   

* Whitney Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level all access tickets will allow entry to the air conditioned Audubon Tea Room, Garden Tent and Patron Lounge.

*Patron level tickets will allow access to the air conditioned Patron Lounge and the Patron Patio, where Sponsors and Patrons can mingle while enjoying a private view of the Main Stage.

Limited Reservations. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are not sold at the gate. No refunds.

You may also purchase tickets by downloading the Ticket Form and mailing it back to us with your payment or call us at the number below!

To become a Sponsor or Patron, please contact Megan Beer, Development Officer, at (504) 212-5374.

For more information, please contact the Zoo-To-Do Office
at (504) 861-6160.

All proceeds help support Audubon Zoo.

Mailing address: Audubon Nature Institute 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118
800-774-7394
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