It's back! A once popular event at the Ross Park Zoo in Binghamton is set to return for to America's 5th oldest zoo. Are you ready for 'Feast For The Beasts?'

Phil Ginter, Executive Director of the Ross Park Zoo made the announcement today (May 6) detailing this year's event. Feast For The Beasts is a fundraiser for the zoo that will occur on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024  from 5 to 8 p.m. at their 60 Morgan Road, Binghamton location.

Ross Park Zoo
photo provided by the Ross Park Zoo

This event allows guests to stroll among the animal habitats as they sample sumptuous servings from select Southern Tier restaurants, bakeries, and beverage purveyors. Feast For The Beasts will feature raffles and silent auctions including items ranging from at-home movie night-themed baskets to several golf packages and even four round-trip flights on Avelo Airlines.

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Guests can purchase limited-edition Ross Park Zoo tote bags embellished with painted decorations by penguins and red pandas while more animal art is up for bid in the silent auction. One piece even has leopard paws laying paint on canvas.

In making the announcement, Phil Ginter notes how this event benefits conservation, education, and animal welfare programs at the zoo. For ticket information, visit the Ross Park Zoo website.

Other May events scheduled at the Ross Park Zoo will include Mothers’ Day weekend which will also feature a farmer and craft market and the 149th annual Ross Park Zoo Grand Opening weekend beginning May 24th.

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