A Wild Affair

Stone Zoo

Saturday, June 22, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.


21+ Event
Please note, Stone Zoo will close at 2:30 p.m. (last ticket sold at 2:00 p.m.) on June 22 in preparation for this event.

Get those taste buds ready for a wild night at our 15th annual fundraiser. We invite you to walk on the wild side as you sample offerings from stations hosted by Greater Boston’s best restaurants and caterers, enjoy live entertainment, bid on special items at our silent and live auctions, and meet some of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors up close. See below for more food, drink and auction details!

General Admission: $60.00 | Day-of: $70
VIP Admission: $100

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VIP Perks

VIP ticket-holders get extra perks, including a snazzy swag bag and early access to the Animal Discovery Center from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Here you’ll enjoy refreshments from Joe’s American Bar and Grill of Woburn along with a complimentary cocktail from Be Mixed, Snow Leopard Vodka, and Partida Tequila.

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

Food, Drink and More

costco del sur joe's american bar and grill

buffalo wild wings  Fuddruckers

One Hope

Red Heat Tavern Sweet Spot Bakery

Edible Arrangements

be mixed 

 tequila partida

snow leopard vodka

 Pisa Pizza



Auction Items

99 Restaurant: Two gift cards
110 Grill: Gift card
AAA Northeast: One year membership
Anton's Cleaners, Inc.
: Gift certificate
Artinian Jewelry: Earrings
Bacci's of Stoneham: Gift card
Bay Spirit Tours: Gift certificate for four passengers on a light house harbor tour
Bayside Resort: Two-night Cape Cod getaway
Baystate Financial: One retirement and investment analysis service package
BeanStalk Adventure Ropes Course: Four tickets
Bedford Car Wash: One car wash gift certificate book
Bedford Jewelers Inc.: Necklace
Bernie & Phyl's Furniture: Gift certificate
Big Joe the Storyteller: Gift certificate
Big Picture Framing: Gift certificate
Blue Man Group: Four ticket vouchers
Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation Inc.: Gift card
Boston Cannons: Four tickets to a game
Boston Center for Adult Education: Gift certificate
Boston Duck Tours: One Duck charter
Boston Harbor Cruises: Two adult tickets and two child whale watch tickets
Boston Harbor Cruises: Family of four Codzilla pass
Boston Tea Party: Two VIP museum passes
Butcher Boy: Gift certificate
Calareso's Farm Stand and Garden Center: Gift certificate
Canobie Lake Park: Four tickets
Cari Roche: Framed Polar Bear Photo
Cathy Hutchinson: Two tickets each to tour Boston with Old Town Trolley Tours, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and Ghosts & Gravestones
Central Animal Hospital: Gift basket and veterinary services gift certificate
Charles River Canoe and Kayak: One day boat rental
Charlotte Liu: Handmade christening ensemble
City Cycle: Gift card
Comella's: Gift card
Cookie Time Bakery: Two dozen cookies
Cowabunga's: Four passes to Cowabunga's
Currier Museum of Art: Two "taste of membership" passes
Daniel Doke Fine Art Portraits: Portrait certificate
Dave and Buster's Woburn: Gift card
Deborah Hogan: Wooden necklace
DeCordova Museum: Two DeCordova Museum passes
Dirty Doodle: Gift basket
Donna Weiss: Red Sox vs. Yankees ticket package
Dreamland Wax Museum: Eight tickets
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary: Free Family Pass for up to five people
Drybar: Gift card
Dunkin Donuts: Gift card
Earthbath: Pet grooming supplies
Einstein's Workshop: Five family passes
Elizabeth Grady Skin Care Salons: Gift certificate
Ellen Curran: 300 scratch tickets
Entercom - Magic 106.7: Massage gift certificate
Fab Fit Fun: "The Starter Box"
Firefly Moon: Gift card
Flatbread Company: Gift card
Fran Mandeville: Four Stone Zoo animal mugs
Fran Mandeville: Framed snow leopard cub photo
Fran Mandeville: Two Patriots tickets
Gaetano's: Two gift cards
Gloucester Stage Company: Two tickets
Greater Los Angeles Zoo: VIP cart tour and behind-the-scenes animal experience for up to six adults
Gunstock Mountain Resort: Two passes
Harrows Chicken Pies: Gift card
Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant: Gift certificate
Hawthorne Hotel: Restaurant gift certificate
Honey Dew Donuts: Gift card
Hotel Commonwealth: One-night stay for two
Howard Porter: Original matted and framed drawing
Huntington Theatre Company: Two tickets
Hyatt Regency: One-night weekend accommodations for two people
Improv Asylum: Six tickets
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston: Two passes
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Four complimentary admissions passes
Jacksonville Zoological Gardens: Behind-the-scene tour for six people
Jam Time: Two Passes
Jet Blue: Two travel certificates good for one roundtrip flight each from Boston to any nonstop destination
JoAnn Griffin: Newborn gift basket
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation: Family membership
Kimball Farm: Four "Give me Three" Passes and one T-shirt
Kowloon Komedy: Admission for four people
Kristen Vagliardo: Three sets of two Red Sox tickets
Laser Care Cosmetic Centers: Gift certificate
Legoland Discovery Center Boston: Eight Individual passes
Lexington Venue Movie Theatre: Two tickets
Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves: General admission for two adults and two kids
Lyric Stage Company of Boston: Two tickets
Massachusetts Bay Lines: Complimentary passage aboard a sunset cruise for four passengers
Mass Audubon: Family membership
Mass MoCA: Two passes
Meletharb Homemade Ice Cream: One week of sundaes
Merrimack Reparatory Theatre: Two tickets to the theatre
Michael's Hair Design: Gift certificate
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens: Family pack of admission tickets
Nashoba Valley Ski Area: Two ski or snowboard lift tickets
Newbury Comics: Two gift cards
New England Aquarium: Six tickets
New Repertory Theatre: Two tickets
New School Of Music: Gift certificate for four, 30-minute private lessons
New York Water Taxi: Two passes
Nippo Lake Golf Club: One 18-hole round for two people
Norman Rockwell Museum: Two guest admission passes
Old Town Trolley Tours: Two VIP passes
Omar's World Of Comics & Hobbies: Gift basket
Organic Garden Cafe: Gift card
Oriental Trading Company: Gift certificate
Papa Gino's: Two large pizzas
Picaboo: Five gift vouchers
Plimoth Plantation: Two passes
Poland Spring Resort: Four green fees
Polka Dog Bakery: Gift basket
Providence Bruins Hockey Club: Eight tickets
Puppet  Showplace Theater: Two tickets
Rochester Country Club: One 18-hole round for two people
Rock Spot Climbing: Family pass
Roger Williams Zoo: Four passes
Saco Bound Inc.: Gift certificate
Salon Laura Michaels: Gift card
Salon Monet: Haircut and product package
ScrubaDub Autowash Centers, Inc.: Five express wash coupons
Seasons 52: Gift certificate
Seekonk Speedway: Six tickets
Shear Madness: Four tickets
Short Path Distillery: Gift card
Sky Zone Everett: Gift certificate for five jumpers
South Shore Music Circus Voucher: Two tickets
Southwest Airlines: Four one-way flight passes
SpeakEasy Stage Company: Two tickets
Spectacle Management: Four tickets
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center: Four trail passes
Stephanie's On Newbury: Gift card
Story Land: Two passes
Swan Boats, Inc.: Ten passes
Tewksbury Country Club: One round of golf for four players
Tides Restaurant + Pub: Gift certificate
The Art Corner: Gift card
The Beach Dog: Gift certificate
The Bike Stop: One child's and one adult's bicycle
The Briar Group: Two gift cards to Pubs and Anthem
The Butterfly Place: Gift certificate
The Cheesecake Factory: Two gift cards
The Daily Scoop: Gift card
The Freedom Trail Foundation: Two adult tickets and two child tickets
The Gingerbread Construction Co.: Gift certificate
The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association: Four passes
The Mapparium: Four tickets
The Nonatum Resort: One-night stay
The Peabody Essex Museum: Four tickets
The Preservation Society of Newport County: Two passes
The Salem Wax Museum: Two passes
The Steamship Authority: Two round trip tickets to Nantucket
The Watchmaker: Gift certificate
Total Wine & More: Wine tasting for 20 people
Triton Car Care Centers: Gift voucher
Turner's Seafood Grill & Market: Gift certificate
Via Lago Restaurant: Gift certificate
Vineyard Vines: One silk tie
Wachusett Mountain: Two tickets
Wayne Altman: Two Red Sox tickets
Wild Birds Unlimited: Hummingbird gift basket
Winchester Veterinary Group: Gift certificate for veterinary service
Winfrey's Fudge & Chocolates: Gift certificate for two pounds of fudge
W.S. Badger Company, Inc.: Gift basket
Xtreme Craze: Gift certificate
X1 Boston: Two Arrive & Drive Race packages for two and two restaurant gift cards
XV Beacon Hotel:One-night stay


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Event Sponsors

Thank you to 2019 A Wild Affair sponsors, Stoneham Bank, Stoneham Ford and Weiss Farm sponsored by Donna Weiss.

Stoneham Bank  
Stoneham Ford  
Weiss Farm  

2019 Host Committee

Thank you to our A Wild Affair 2019 Host Committee for their support.

Lisa Barras
Audrey Bedoucha
Rachel Bennett
Dave Caron
Ellen Curran
Thomas Dalton
Kim Doherty
Joe Gresci
Chrissie Griffin
Deborah Hogan
Janice Houghton
Ed Hurley
Charlotte Liu
Fran Mandeville
Cynthia Mead
Courtney Ready
Cari Roche
Victoria Sutherland
Greg Tocco
Donna Weiss

Restaurant Participation Application

View and submit our 2019 Restaurant Participation Application here

For more information about hosting a sampling station, please email or call our Events team at 617-379-5122.

Is your company interested in sponsoring this event? Zoo New England has many different types of packages that will fit your company’s goals. Please contact Dave Caron at dcaron@zoonewengland.org or 617-989-3760 for more information.