Thomas Avellino, a private investment partnership manager, prepares quarterly statements, disseminates information, and serves as a point of contact for partner contributions at various entities in New Jersey and Florida. Dedicated to supporting his community, Thomas Avellino has donated to numerous organizations and entities over the years, including the Bronx Zoo.
Home to a wide range of animals – including lions, baboons, giraffes, and gorillas – the Bronx Zoo maintains several programs designed to provide guests with educational and unique animal experiences. One such program is the adult-only overnight stay, Bronx Zoo After Dark.
Bronx Zoo After Dark serves as the perfect opportunity for individuals to enjoy adult-approved fun while seeing the zoo’s many animals without the crowds. The program is only available to individuals who are over the age of 20 and it costs $315 for members and $350 for non-members. This fee grants attendees with admission to the zoo and a set-up tent. Sleeping bags can be rented for an extra fee, however, adults are encouraged to bring their own sleeping bag, along with necessary camping gear, a change of clothing, and basic toiletries.
In addition to providing accommodations, the Bronx Zoo After Dark program offers up-close animal encounters and special access to certain exhibits within the zoo. A guest speaker also presents during the event to educate attendees about the zoo’s many animals.
Over the course of the event, guests can enjoy various themed party areas, such as a tropical party at the flamingo exhibit, and take part in a paint party and Instagram scavenger hunt. Further, the Bronx Zoo provides its after-hours guests with late-night snacks, adult beverages, a hot breakfast, and themed hors d’oeuvre stations.