Please note: Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on Saturday, August 29, vehicular access and parking will be greatly affected around Franklin Park Zoo. Beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m., Peabody Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic and vehicular access to Franklin Park Zoo will only be available from the Shea Rotary on Morton Street. Parking for Zoo guests will only be available at the Giraffe entrance accessed via Pierpont Road.

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A Wild Affair

Stone Zoo

2016 Date TBD


Thank you to everyone who attended A Wild Affair 2015!


A Wild Affair is a 21+ “tasting” event that features stations hosted by Greater Boston’s best restaurants and caterers as well as live entertainment, a silent auction, and an opportunity to stroll among the animals.

Proceeds from A Wild Affair will support the operation and continued growth of Stone Zoo, its education programs and conservation initiatives.


Thank you to our 2015 sponsors:

sponsors

For more information on sponsorship and vendor details for our 2016 event, please call 617-379-5184.

2015 Auction Items

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5 Wits, Inc. - Four VIP admission passes, each good for one ticket to any 5 Wits adventure.

99 Restaurant & Pub - Gift card.

Anton's Cleaners, Inc.- Gift certificate.

The Art Corner - Gift cards towards custom picture framing, original paintings or photography, or unique, vintage gifts and oddities.

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - Three night stay in a Tower guest room.

AutoZone - Two $10 merchandise cards.

Aveda - GiveRelief gift set. Full size and travel size hand relief and foot relief moisturizers.

Bay Spirit Tours - Gift certificate for up to four passengers on a Lighthouse Harbor Tour.

Bay State Cruise Company - Two roundtrip passes on the Boston to Provincetown fast ferry.

Bayside Resort - Two night off-season stay in a Duluxe Queen room. Includes continental breakfast daily and $6 dinner discount vouchers.

Bedford Car Wash - The 'Works' wash value book.

Bedford Jewelers - Gift certificate.

Bernie and Phyl's Furniture - Gift certificate to be used toward a purchase of $100 or more

Big Picture Framing - Gift certificate.

Billy's Roast Beef & Seafood - Six $20 gift certificates.

BJ's Wholesale Club - Gift membership.

Blue Man Group - Voucher for two tickets to Blue Man Group Boston.

Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation, Inc. - Gift card.

Bolton Valley Resort- Two, one-day lift tickets.

BOSE - SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker.

Boston Bruins- Gregory Campbell autographed puck.

Boston Duck Tours - One charter Duck for up to 36 guests.

Boston Harbor Cruises - Whale watch tickets for a family of four, and gift card for a family of four on Codzilla.

Boston Red Sox - Four passes for Fenway Park Tours.

Boston Red Sox - Signed Shane Victorino baseball.

The Briar Group - Two gift cards. One valid at Anthem Kitchen & Bar. One valid for any Briar Group pub location.

The Butterfly Place - Gift certificate.

Cake. - Gift certificate.

Calareso's Farm Stand & Garden Center - Three $10 gift certificates.

Canobie Lake Park - Six complimentary one-day admission passes.

Carianne Roche- Arctic fox framed photo.

Central Animal Hospital - Gift certificate for veterinary services.

The Charles Hotel - One-night stay with breakfast at Henrietta's Table.

Charles River Canoe & Kayak - Certificate valid for up to one full day of boat rental of one standard canoe, single or double kayak, or standup paddleboard.

Charlotte Liu - 'Deer in the Snow' 12"x16" oil painting on canvas in an antique gold frame.

Community Ice Skating @ Kendall - Two certificates, each good for two ice skating admissions and skate rentals.

Cowabunga's - Four free admission passes to any open gym session.

Cranmore Mountain Resort - Four Unlimited Mountain Adventure Park Tickets for Summer 2015.

Dave and Buster's - "Be Our Guest" certificate to be used on food, beverages, or power cards.

DeCordova Museum - Two guest passes. Each pass admits up to two individuals. Expires May 31, 2016. Passes may be void for special programs or events.

Dockside Restaurant - Two $25 gift cards.

Donna Weiss - Two Grandstand tickets to Red Sox vs. Yankees on September 2, 2015. Includes access to Royal Rooters Club at Fenway Park.

Doubletree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport- Weekend getaway, two-night stay for two people.

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary - Day pass to Drumlin Farm.

Earthwhile Endeavors, Inc. - Gift pack with 28ct travel wipes, assorted shampoos, deodorizing spritz, and a t-shirt.

Edaville USA - Certificate for two admission tickets valid June and July 2015 at Edaville USA.

Einstein's Workshop - Three sets of six drop-in passes.

Elite Freestyle Karate - Two new student starter packages, each with one month of classes, uniform, introductory lessons, student handbook, and gi bag.

Essex River Cruises & Charters - Passage for two (weekdays only) aboard the Essex River Queen.

F1 Boston- Two racing certificates.

Fathead, LLC- Red Sox wall decals.

FDJ Enterprises - Alex Katz book and sunglasses.

Firebox BBQ - Gift card.

The Fireplace - Fireside Chat certificate for two.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries - $10 gift card.

Francine Mandeville- Photo of giraffes on canvas, and a framed photo of snow leopards.

Garden Neighborhood Charities - Pass for five free admissions to The Sports Museum at the TD Garden.

Gordon Carr- Framed photo of Christopher the lion at Franklin Park Zoo.

GourmetGiftBaskets.com - Gift certificate.

Grafton Group - Gift card.

Gunstock Mountain Resort - Two Aerial Treetop Excursions.

Hannaford Supermarket - Gift card.

Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant - Certificate for dinner for two, up to $25.

Hawthorne Hotel - Dinner for two in Nathaniel's.

The House of Seven Gables - Four admission passes.

Howard Porter - 'Dexter' ink and colored pencil drawing. Matted in an 11"x14" frame.

Eaden Huang - "Fall" and "Winter Morning" framed photos.

EcoTarium - Family pass, valid for one day's general admission for two adults and two children.

Huntington Theatre Company - Voucher for two tickets for a production to Huntington's 2015/2016 season.

iRobot- iRobot Roomba 655.

The Institute of Contemporary Art - Two museum passes.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Four admission passes.

Jacksonville Zoological Gardens - Behind-the-scenes tour for up to 10 people.

Jacqueline Green- Laughing Buddha statue, wine holders - yellow lab and black bear, Perrier-Jouet Grand Burut champagne, and carrying case.

Jamie Michalak - Three autographed "Joe and Sparky" books. One author classroom visit within MA or RI.

JetBlue Airways - Travel certificate for roundtrip travel on JetBlue between Boston and any domestic city.

Jillian's Billiard Club, Inc. - After work pool party.

J.P. Licks - Four $25 gift cards.

Kelley Greens Golf Course - 18 holes of golf for two with a cart and $20 Clubhouse coupon.

Kelly's Roast Beef - Two complimentary cards, $25 each.

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. - Keurig 2.0 K450 Brewing System.

LaCascia's Bakery and Deli - Gift card

Lakota Bakery - Gift certificate for two dozen cookies.

Laser Craze - Five gift certificates. Each good for one Adrenaline Zone admission or one laser tag session.

Lexington Venue - Two movie passes.

Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves - Pass for one-time general admission for two adults and two children during the 2015 season.

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston - Voucher for a pair of tickets to any 2015-2016 season production.

MakerBot - "MakerBot Experience" tour for four people. Includes 3D printer demo and prints.

Melrose MedSpa- Twenty units of Botox injection, an oxygen facial, and an ultrasonic facial.

The Mary Baker Eddy Library - Four admission passes.

Massachusetts Audubon Society - One-year family membership. Recipient must complete membership application and mail it back to Mass Audubon. Upon receipt, a personalized membership card will be mailed.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art - Two passes for free admission.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center - Voucher for two complimentary general admission to exhibit halls.

Melitta USA Inc.- Melitta Premium Coffee gift set.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre- Gift voucher good for two to attend one performance of a play in MRT's 2015-2016 season.

Middleton Golf Course - One round of golf for two persons.

Mixed Bag Designs- Five bags.

Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority - Complimentary dining for two at Season's Buffet.

Monkey Joe's Party & Play Center- Two free admission cards.

Monster Mini Golf- Four free passes.

Mount Sunapee- Two "Play all Day" passes.

Newbury Comics, Inc. - Gift card

New England Patriots Charitable Foundation- Autographed Rob Ninkovich photo.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway- Four tickets to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 301 on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

New Repertory Theatre - Two tickets to any show in the Charles Mosesian Theater in New Rep's 2015-2016 season. Call Box Office to reserve tickets. Dates and seating subject to availability.

The Nonantum Resort - One night stay with breakfast for two.

NY Skyride - Two NY Skyride tickets.

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. - Bog Bear set.

Okemo Mountain Resort- Two, one-day adult lift passes.

Old Sturbridge Village - Daily admission for two adults and two youth.

Omni Jacksonville Hotel- One night stay for two with breakfast for two at Juliette's Bistro, and valet parking.

Organic Garden - Two $25 gift certificates.

Oriental Trading Company, Inc. - Merchandise certificate.

Outerwall- 20, one-day DVD rental codes.

Passage to India - Gift certificate.

Paul Ferragamo- 'Leopard on the Serengeti Plains at Sunset' framed photo.

Peabody Essex Museum - Four general admission passes.

Pinot's Palette - Gift certificate.

Rancatore's Ice Cream and Yogurt - Gift card.

Randy's Car Wash - Book of six car wash tickets.

Russo's Inc. - Gift certificate for a two-pound milk and dark assortment, pre-packed.

Rysette Berrios- '"Autumn Symphony" framed print.

Saco Bound, Inc. - Certificate for two all-day canoe rentals on the Saco River. Includes shuttle and insurance. Expires on the last day of the 2015 canoeing season. Not valid on July or August weekends.

Salon Laura Michaels - Gift card for a man or woman's wash, cut and style.

Salon Monet - Gift card for a blowout.

Salem Wax Museum - Two Hysteria Passes, good for two people each to The Salem Wax Museum of Witches and Seafarers and The Salem Witch Village.

ScrubaDub Autowash Centers, Inc. - Gift card for five Express car washes.

Seekonk Speedway - Twelve complimentary tickets. Good for one adult admission to any regular Saturday event during the 2015 Race Season.

Sky Zone Everett - 60 minute group reservation for five.

South Shore Music Circus - Two tickets to a mutually agreed performance at the South Shore Music Circus during the 2015 Summer Concert Season. Contact box office to review the list of available performances. Valid for 2015 season only.

Southwest Airlines - Two tickets good for roundtrip transportation only on Southwest-operated, published, scheduled service; between any two cities within Southwest Airlines system within the continental United States.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center - Four trail passes.

The Steamship Authority - One set of round-trip passenger tickets on board the high-speed ferry to Nantucket.

Stearns & Hill's Bistro - Gift card valid at Stearns & Hill's Bistro in Melrose or Sam's Bistro in Reading.

Sterling Golf Management, Inc.- Round of golf for four at the Shattuck Golf Club in Jaffrey, NH.

StonehamBank- Four Bruins tickets for a game in the 2015-2016 season.

Stoneham Theatre - Two tickets to "Luna Gale" at Stoneham Theatre.

Stop & Shop, Bedford - Gift card.

Story Land- Two day passes.

Swan Boats Inc. - Eight tickets valid for one ride on Swan Boats for adult or child.

The Shops at the Prudential Center - Two passes to the Skywalk Observatory, two free cones from Ben & Jerry's, two PRUferred cards, $50 gift certificate to 5 Napkin Burger, $30 cosmetic bag from Vera Bradley, $25 gift certificate to Vineyard Vines, and a 10-hour parking pass.

Tides Restaurant & Pub - Five $20 coupons.

Top of the Hub - Four tickets to the Skywalk Observatory.

Top of the Rock - Two adult tickets to Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center.

Unleashed by Petco- Pet bandanas, sample bags of various dog foods, fresh breathe pet tooth gel, dog treats, tote bag.

Via Lago Restaurant - Gift card.

Vineyard Vines - Silk tie.

Wachusett Mountain - Two Community Spirit Day Tickets. Valid during 2015/2016 ski season.

The Watchmaker - Gift certificate.

Weiss Farms, Inc. - $100 gift certificate toward purchase of product.

Weston Ski Track - Certificate valid for one cross-country ski rental package, beginner lesson, and trail pass good for a full day of skiing.

Wildlife Education, LTD. - Year subscription to Zoobies, Zootles, or Zoobooks.

XV Beacon Hotel - One night stay in an Executive Classic room with breakfast for two.

YMCA - Melrose Family YMCA - 3-month family membership.

2015 Entertainment

Vinylstreet LogoVinyl Street

Founded in 2007, Vinyl Street is comprised of young professionals who literally can’t stop harmonizing together. Besides spending their free time singing together, they love creating their own spin on popular songs. All the arrangements are original, and they love sharing their unique sound with the Greater Boston music scene.

Vinyl Street is a semi-professional a cappella group based in Somerville, MA. You can find them performing at the Lansdowne Pub near Fenway Park, the Lilypad in Cambridge, dropping some aca-bombs on the streets of Boston, and at one of their favorite annual gigs, singing at the Walk For Hunger. They're currently recording their first album, so keep an eye out for their EP!

2015 Food, Drink and More

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Thank you to Fleur + Stitch for donating centerpieces for this event.

Thank You to our 2015 Host Committee

Thank you to our A Wild Affair 2015 Host Committee for their support.

Christina Brown
Joanna Burns
Julie Burns
Dave Caron
Jan Connors
Joe Gresci
Deborah Hogan
Janice Houghton
Tracey Hynes
Charlotte Liu
Fran Mandeville
Cynthia Mead
Roisin Morgan
Courtney Ready
Robin Lee Reiner
Cari Roche
Steven Schneider
Elizabeth Stefan
Donna Weiss

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsor-A-Sign Participants