July 26 is Pier Aquarium's BAIT Nite!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Posted by: Emily Stehle, APR
Contact: Ashley Spencer
(727) 803-9799, ext. 207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (July 11, 2012) - Ready for a fun, new twist on St. Petersburg night life? The Pier Aquarium’s next Bait Nite! Chumming for Charity event, held the fourth Thursday of each month is coming up on July 26.
BAIT Nite! CHUMMING FOR CHARITY IS JULY 26
American Stage Theatre Company Selected as Co-Charity
This adults-only evening is from 6-9pm and includes live performances by DJ and Musician Cameron Decker (http://www.reverbnation.com/Cameron Decker) and live art by Cuban Artist Eduardo Camejo-Garriga of Galeria Bohemia, 649 Central Ave. (http://www.bohemia.com).
Guests will have an opportunity to win a Camejo-Garriga painting in a chance drawing and American Stage Theatre will offer a chance to win tickets to The Foreigner for opening night Friday, July 27. Tickets for both drawings suggest a $10 donation.
A Three-Seven Minute Critter Sex Talk: He Said, She Said will be presented at 7 and 8pm by The Pier Aquarium's Curator of Exhibits Butch Ringelspaugh and Education Coordinator Beth Young. Appetizers and wine will be provided by our Food and Drink Partners, Publix Super Markets and the Opici Wine Group.
Advance tickets can be purchased for $10 up until 3pm Thursday online at www.pieraquarium.org/BAITNite. Admission at the gate is $12 and all people 21 and over are invited to attend. IDs will be checked at the aquarium gate. Admission includes one free drink(wine, beer, soda or water). About The Pier Aquarium
BAIT Nite proceeds benefit The Pier Aquarium, Secrets of the Sea Marine Exploration Center and Aquarium (opening at John's Pass Village in Madeira Beach in Spring 2013) and our July co-charity, American Stage Theatre Company.
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.