June 28 is BAIT Nite!
Friday, June 22, 2012
Posted by: Emily Stehle
Contact: Ashley Spencer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BAIT Nite! Chumming for Charity Is Thursday, June 28
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (June 22, 2012) - Looking for a new way to hook up? The Pier Aquarium’s next Bait Nite!, a new monthly "friend-raising” event held the fourth Thursday of the month, is Thursday, June 28.
This adults-only evening is from 6-9pm and includes live performances by St. Petersburg singer-songwriter and Yoga instructor Joel Jadus and live custom art by Rasta Geary Taylor, founder of 1of 1custom.com and 1 Love Gallery.
We are adding spice to the night with a Three-Seven Minute Critter Sex Talk: He Said, She Said. With appetizers provided by Sweet Tomatoes, desserts by Frida’s Café and Bakery, and wine by Opici Wine Group, this event will be one to remember.
Purchase tickets at a reduced price of $10 up until Wednesday at 5 p.m. online at www.pieraquarium.org/BAITNite or pay $12 at the door. Tickets include one free drink; adults 21 and over, ID will be checked at the door.
Proceeds benefit The Pier Aquarium, Secrets of the Sea and our June co-charity, selected by the BAIT Nite! Committee, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, celebrating its 45th anniversary.
About The Pier Aquarium
:Established in 1988, The Pier Aquarium is a private, non-profit aquarium and marine education center located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida at The Pier. It showcases 17 tanks of live fish and other marine life and educational exhibits on the first and second floors and an outdoor marine laboratory and teaching unit, the Roy G. Harrell, Jr. Education Station, located on the Pier approach.
Its mission is to enhance the public’s understanding of the value and fragility of the local and global marine environment through research, education and personal experiences.
The Pier Aquarium serves as the "public face” for the St. Petersburg Ocean Team’s research, innovation and technology. The Ocean Team is a consortium of 14 marine science and oceanographic institutions and environmental research agencies in the Southeast and one of the top such industry clusters in the nation.
More than 65,000 visitors, including 15,000 who participate in our scheduled educational programs, come to The Pier Aquarium annually to attend our Saturday Book Nook by the Bay family program, an annual free marine discovery day and Summer Marine Adventures summer camp. Volunteers contribute more than 3,000 hours each year.
The Pier Aquarium has announced a move to John’s Pass Village, Madeira Beach, Florida and expansion to a 13,000 sq. ft. facility called the Secrets of the Sea Marine Discovery Center and Aquarium. The opening is scheduled for Spring 2013.