Festival Tonight at the Zoo! How to get $5 off admission at the door.

Festival Tonight at the Zoo! How to get $5 off admission at the door.

Still don't have your tickets for tonight's big festival? Never fear. You can still get $5 off admission at the door AND support a great cause at the same time!

The Community and Caring Initiative of Believe in Syracuse is hosting a feminine hygiene drive for low-income and homeless women and girls in need of tampons, sanitary napkins, disposable cleansing wipes, and condoms in the Greater Syracuse community. Benefiting organizations include Hope Print, Samaritan Center, CanTeen of Central New York, and Vera House. If you bring a box of one of these items you get admission for $25 instead of $30!

The event is all throughout the indoor zoo, the banquet room, the lower and upper lobby as well as the courtyard, so there will be a lot to explore! The event was spotlighted in a great report on WAER 88.3 Radio about how events like these can break down barriers and bring people together. Click here to check it out. I was also on Channel 5 on TV yesterday and the event is on Syracuse.com this morning!

When so often our country seems divided these days, this event will be doing our part to bring people together from diverse backgrounds and cultures and break down barriers. Art, food and music are things we all enjoy.

Can't wait to see you TONIGHT Friday the 18th from 5:30 - 9PM at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo!

This is an ART FESTIVAL:

23 Art Businesses Selling Bags, Jewelry, Photography, Origami, Clay items and more. Also 14 Art Nonprofits such as Syracuse Stage, Auburn Public Theater, and the Syracuse City Ballet.

This is an INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL:

With the price of admission, you get enough FREE FOOD samples to serve as your dinner. Food from Indian, Jamaican, Creole, Louisianna, Italian, Pakistani, Syrian, Japanese, Mexican, Filipino, Southern Fusion, Irish, Middle Eastern and Lebanese cultures!

This Event Celebrates CULTURE AND DIVERSITY:

A DJ playing Arabic, Spanish, and Reggae music. An Irish Dance Troupe, Refugees from Syria and Pakistan who started their own food businesses and will be serving up amazing food. There will also be 8 History and Culture Nonprofits such as Onondaga Historical Association and the Irish American Cultural Institute.

This is a FUN FRIDAY NIGHT:

The zoo will have their full bar available with Beer, Wine, Spirits and other beverages for sale. If you're keeping it local, have a Syracuse Pale Ale or a Swallow Wit beer from Middle Ages! Also, we have a distillery from Rochester providing free samples of their liquor! The event will be inside and outside so it will be a great way to enjoy the summer!

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