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Whitney Zoo-To-Do

Whitney Zoo-To-Do

Date
Friday, May 6, 2016
Location
Audience
Adults Only
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

All proceeds from the 2016 Zoo-To-Do events support Audubon Zoo.

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 had everyone dancing until midnight.


Get the scoop on the wildest party in town!
 

2016 Headline Entertainment

Emerald City Band

 

 

More Music Showcased on Three Stages

   

Capital One Stage
 
 
Cooper Plaza
 
  
    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 following establishments who have committed to help make the 2016 Whitney Zoo-To-Do a huge success!


Get the scoop on the wildest party in town!

2015 Featured Restaurants:

3 Potato 4
5 Fifty 5 Restaurant - New Orleans Marriott
Amici Ristorante & Bar
Annadele's Plantation Restaurant
Antoine's Restaurant
Audubon Catering
Aurora Catering
Benedict's Plantation
The Bombay Club
Bon Ton Café
Bravo! Cucina Italiana
Broussard's
Capdeboscq Catering Service, LLC
Casablanca Moroccan & Middle Eastern
Clancy's Restaurant
The Columns Hotel
Creole Creamery
Crêpes à la Cart
Flaming Torch
Haydel's Bakery
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Kajun Kettle Foods, Inc
Kingfish
Langenstein's Supermarkets
Le Foret
Lucy's Retired Surfer's Bar and Restaurant

Ma Momma's House of Cornbread, Chicken & Waffles
Manning's | Eat | Drink | Cheer
The Melting Pot
New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Co.
The New Orleans School of Cooking
Nirvana/Taj Mahal/Rendezvous
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Quintin's Ice Cream
Reginelli's Pizzeria
Royal House Oyster Bar
Rue 127
Salú Bistro and Bar
Saucy's
Seed
Slice Pizzeria
Sun Ray Grill
Sysco Food Services of New Orleans
Ted Brennan's Decatur
T.G.I.Friday's
Vincent's Italian Cuisine
VooDoo BBQ and Grill
Wendy's®
Whole Foods Market
Whoodoo BBQ

 

2015 Featured Cocktail Bars and Beverage Donors:

The Bombay Club
Bourbon Heat
Brown's Dairy
Bruno's Tavern
The Bulldog/Lager's Ale House
Cat's Meow
Clark Promotions
Cool Brew Coffee
Crescent Crown Distribution
Gordon Biersch Brewery

Kentwood Springs Water
Le Bon Temps Roule
Lucky Pierre's
McIlhenny Company
Milo's Tea Company
Monkey Hill Bar
The Note/Sneaky Pete's
Parlay's
Pelican Ice Company
PepsiCo Americas Beverages
 

Republic National Distribution
Company/Sazerac Company
Roman Candy Rum
Society Page Lounge
Swirl Wines
T.G.I.Friday's
Treasure Chest Casino
Winston's Pub & Patio

If you would like to become a Featured Restaurant or Cocktail Bar at the 2015 Whitney Zoo-To-Do, please email Stephanie Vega at svega@auduboninstitute.org.

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

Lexus Vehicle Raffle

The 2015 Zoo-To-Do Luxury Vehicle Raffle featured a 2015 LEXUS NX200t generously donated by LEXUS of New Orleans. This car, valued at $36,060.00, epitomizes luxury and convenience. Tickets were $100 each and a limit of 1,000 will be sold. Thank You for taking a chance to help support Audubon Zoo!

Lexus Features Included:

  • 235 horsepower
  • 2.0 liter Twin-scroll Turbocharged Engine
  • You’ll Experience Quick Acceleration and Greater Efficiency as you cruise through town.
  • Aggressive exterior design including an iconic Lexus spindle grill
  • Smart Access with push-button Start/Stop
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter
  • Power Windows with one-touch auto open/close
  • Remote-linked opening for windows
  • Power tilt-and-telescopic steering column
  • Power driver Seat (10 way) with Lumbar and passenger seat (8 way)
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
  • Lexus Display Audio
  • 7.0-inch color LCD display
  • Backup camera with Dynamic gridlines
  • Lexus eight-speaker Premium Sound System with Digital Sound Processor (DSP)
  • USB iPod/iPhone connectivity
  • Traffic and weather updates via HD Radio*
  • Lexus Enform Safety Connect*
  • *Subscription required. One-year trial subscription included.

Raffle Rules and Regulations

A Zoopendous thanks to LEXUS of New Orleans
for their generous support of our 2015 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
Headline Entertainment Sponsor
Promotional Media Sponsor
Cooper Plaza Sponsor
Official Clothing Sponsor
Leader of the Pack Lead Sponsors

A Zoopendous Thanks to our Generous 2016 Sponsors!

If you would like to be a Sponsor or Patron, please contact Ellen Buckley.

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 Leader of the Pack 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 Dashing Komodo Dragon 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 Wicked White Tiger 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 Gregarious Gorilla Sponsor

Exclusive Sponsor Benefits Plus:

  • Twelve Zoo-To-Do Sponsor level tickets*

$1,650 Loveable Leopard 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 Flamingo Fandango Patron

Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:

  • Two Patron level tickets*

$450 Jumping Jaguar Junior Patron (Ages 21-35)

Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:

  • Two Patron level tickets*

$275 Single Patron Ticket

Exclusive Patron Benefits Plus:

  • One Patron level ticket*

$225 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 Ellen Buckley.

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 2015 event will be held on Friday, May 6, 2015.

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!

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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