Gala at the Zoo?! May 23, 2012 Friday, June 1st promises to be a one-of-a-kind night at Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo’s auxiliary board is hosting their signature fundraiser, Zoo-ologie, in the heart of the Zoo. All the proceeds raised during this unique event will go towards helping care for the animals, keep up exhibits, as well as continue education initiatives all while keeping the zoo free to the public. Lincoln Park Zoo is currently one of only three free zoos in the entire country – and we want it to stay that way! If you live anywhere near Chicago, chances are you’ve enjoyed the beautiful grounds of the LP Zoo at some point in your life. As a DePaul Alum, I walked through the zoo countless times on my way to and from the beach just because I could; not much is free these days, so you have to take advantage and enjoy those few things that are. The Auxiliary Board for the Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the most popular fundraising groups in Chicago and certainly knows how to host a fun party! The lineup for the evening promises to be quite memorable. The VIP reception kicks off at 7pm, followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 8pm. Some of the featured food stations will include: Sunda, Rockit Bar & Grill, Rockit Burger Bar, Tavern on Rush and “Top Chef” alum Sarah Grueneberg’s Café Spiaggia. AKIRA is the proud fashion sponsor for Zoo-ologie to make things event better!! A silent auction, raffle and dancing under the stars kicks off at 9pm and goes until midnight. Rock Candy will be on hand as the live entertainment from 9pm until midnight as well. As if that wasn’t enough, the (after) party continues at Underground from midnight until 5am. Tickets to the event start at $110 for general admission and VIP tickets are available for $150. Be sure to get your tickets while they’re available for this awesome event that supports an even better cause! See you under the stars at Lincoln Park Zoo on June 1st! –Alex Chwastek 4 Responses aChicagoThing May 23, 2012 Check out the latest on our blog, about @lincolnparkzoo’s upcoming @Zoo_ologie event: http://t.co/szJtoXIf Reply achwastek May 23, 2012 Check out my latest on @aChicagoThing; all about the upcoming @Zoo_ologie event @LincolnParkZoo: http://t.co/41YN9azC Reply lincolnparkzoo May 23, 2012 RT @achwastek: Check out my latest on @aChicagoThing; all about the upcoming @Zoo_ologie event @LincolnParkZoo: http://t.co/41YN9azC Reply fallsod0 May 23, 2012 Check out my latest on @aChicagoThing; all about the upcoming @Zoo_ologie event @LincolnParkZoo: http://t.co/nio0Cyyf Reply Leave a Reply to fallsod0 Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.