A Gateway to Greatness

This year’s Whitney Zoo-To-Do raises funds for Cooper Plaza.
Jeffery Johnston

The Whitney Zoo-To-Do was held on Friday, May 4, at the Audubon Tea Room and on the Audubon Zoo Grounds. The Family Stone, Liquid Pleasure, Anais St. John and Kinfolk Brass Band provided live entertainment. More than 70 restaurants offered rich samplings of local and international cuisine; more than 40 full service and specialty bars served up creative concoctions. The silent auction featured exotic vacations, sports items, jewelry and antiques. There was also a Lexus Hybrid car raffled at the event.

Sponsor and patron benefits included VIP admittance to the Audubon Tea Room, Garden Tent and the ultra-chic Patron Lounge with live entertainment, upscale cocktails and cuisine provided by Audubon Catering and special name recognition on printed materials, including the event invitation and event program.

The zoo’s largest fundraising event’s proceeds go toward underwriting the revitalization of the Audubon Zoo’s Cooper Plaza, the gateway to the zoo. The Audubon Nature Institute’s mission includes enhancing the care and survival of wildlife through research and conservation.


Event at a Glance
What: “Whitney Zoo-To-Do,” benefiting Audubon Zoo
When: Friday, May 4
Where: Audubon Zoo