Sunday, May 16: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are SOLD OUT. We hope to see you another day soon!

Know Before You Go: We've modified the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please review our FAQs (FPZ and SZ) before your visit. Members:​ Online reservations are required for your visit.


Jennifer LeFevre

A Wild Affair

Saturday, June 19, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Save the Date for A Wild Affair! We're bringing our annual fundraising event to you virtually again this year.

Register & Bid in our Online Auction

Virtual Program

Join hosts and sibling duo Joe Gresci, Stone Zoo's Guest Experience Director, and Lisa Gresci, TV reporter, for this year's virtual event. Here's a look at what we have in store for you!

Program Introduction
John Linehan, Zoo New England President and CEO

Special Guest
Lenny Clarke, Massachusetts comedian and actor

Meet the Jaguars
Get up close and personal with Stone Zoo's jaguars.

Zoo New England's Commitment to Animal Care in Extraordinary Times
Malu Celli, Vice President of Animal Care

Conservation Initiatives Here in New England and Across the Globe
Bryan Windmiller, Zoo New England's Director of Conservation

Need we say more? Join our Education team for a virtual meet and greet with these fascinating two-toed tree dwellers!

Thank you!

Proceeds from your A Wild Affair tickets support the operation and continued growth of Stone Zoo, its education programs and conservation initiatives around the globe. This year, your support is even more crucial and appreciated as we recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Auction Items

Hilary Allinson - Three framed original watercolor giclees painted specifically for Stone Zoo by Daphne Whitman
Anonymous - Hand cut wooden puzzle by Liberty Puzzles, featuring Every Girl Should Have a Unicorn," an oil and pencil artwork by Dr. Seuss
Anonymous - Hand cut wooden puzzle by Liberty Puzzles, featuring a vintage John James Audubon print of a Connecticut Warbler
Bark Box – Two treat bags, two toys and a chew
Bay Spirit Tours – Lighthouse tour
Bayside Resort – Two-night Cape Cod getaway
Bedford Car Wash Corp. – Book of four “the works” car washes
Bedford Jewelers - Necklace
Bobby Cs – Gift card
Bob's Discount Furniture - Gift card
Boston Harbor Distillery - VIP tour & tasting for two
Butcher Boy – Gift card
Cabot Creamery - Gift box of assorted cheeses 
Calareso's Farm Stand & Garden Center - Gift certificates
Charles River Canoe & Kayak - Free day of paddling
Daniel Doke Fine Art Portraits - Outdoor portrait session
Elements Massage Medford – One-hour massage
Evergreen Florist - Six months of arrangements
Harrows Chicken Pies – Gift card
Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant – Gift certificate
Hy-Line Cruises – Round-trip passage for two between Hyannis and Martha’s Vineyard
Kimball Farm – Activity passes
Margate Resort – One-night stay
Mass Audubon – Family pass for a visit to any of the Metro west sanctuaries
Mohegan Sun – Overnight stay
Newbury Comics, Inc - Gift certificate
Nippo Lake Golf Club - One twosome for 18 holes
The Preservation Society of Newport County- Two tickets to any of the Preservation Society's Newport mansions 
Rapid Liquors - Wine basket
Rochester Country Club - One twosome for 18 holes
Salon Monet - Gift card for cut and style
ScrubaDub Autowash Centers, Inc. – “The Book” with five “express” wash coupons
Seasons 52 Burlington – Gift card
The Steamship Authority - Two round-trip passengers on the Iyanough, high-speed ferry from Hyannis to Nantucket
Trapp Family Lodge – One-night stay
Zoo New England - Animal enrichment artwork, unique tours and outings with zoo staff, tickets, memberships and more

Host Committee

Thank you to our A Wild Affair 2021 Host Committee for their support.

Lisa Barras
Audrey Bedoucha
Genevieve Bregoli
Dave Caron
Ellen Curran
Thomas Dalton
Joe Gresci
Deborah Hogan
Janice Houghton
Ed Hurley
Joanna Kreil
Fran Mandeville
Cynthia Mead
Cari Roche
Victoria Sutherland
Greg Tocco
Donna Weiss

Event Sponsors

Thank you to 2021 A Wild Affair sponsors, Stoneham Bank and Stoneham TV.

Stoneham Bank
stoneham tv

Special Thanks to Our Supporters

CrossCountry Mortgage

Donna Weiss

Marv & Vera Weiss

About TV Reporter, Lisa Gresci

gresciLisa Gresci is a TV reporter covering top headlines in local and national news.  

Lisa is a Massachusetts native and was raised in Stoneham. Though she's assigned to a different story each and every day and could be switched to breaking news in an instant, Lisa has covered a series of Boston sports victories, the college admissions scandal and most recently, the coronavirus pandemic—in depth. She is proud to work in the city she calls home.  

Interested in donating to our online auction? Please contact Courtney Ready, Special Events Manager at

Are you, your family, or company interested in sponsoring this event? We have many different types of packages that will fit your company’s goals. Please contact Dave Caron, Vice President of Development at or 617-989-3760 for more information.