4,000 Community Members Expected to Participate at Franklin Park Zoo Gathering

WHAT:           Over 4,000 community members are expected for the citywide celebration at the Franklin Park Zoo. Neighbors are encouraged to attend and enjoy the evening activities that include:

Food from Boston Culinary Group and beverages from Coca Cola . Entertainment by Zili Misik, Latin Jazz from Berklee College of Music and youth talent from B1 Example Street Team. Event will feature sponsor tables and giveaways from Target and Tedeschi. Festivities will also include information made available by BPD’s Neighborhood Watch Unit, UMass Boston, The Department of Correction, Suffolk County Sherriff’s Office, Small Smiles, Avon, American Red Cross, BPHC, Boston Medical Center to name a few. Other attractions for community members to enjoy include Wally the Green Monster, The Target dog, Zoo Encounters, the ReadBoston Storytelling Van and Facial Expressions face painting,

WHO:             Mayor Thomas Menino, Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Boston Police Command Staff, The Boston Police Neighborhood Watch Unit, and Franklin Park Zoo Management

WHEN:           Tuesday, August 3, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

5:00 to 6:00 PM, Zoo Attractions, Food and Entertainment

6:00 to 6:45 PM, Speaking Program/Crime Fighter of the Year Award Presentation

 6:45 to 8:00 PM, Zoo Attractions and Entertainment

 WHERE:        Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road, Boston MA

SPONSORS:  Target, Tedeschi's Food Shops, Department Of Correction, Neighborhood Health Plan, Boston Culinary Group, ZOO New England, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston Red Sox, the Boston Foundation, Coca Cola and Frito Lay

For more information on this event, please contact Carolyn MacNeil at 617-594-9117 or visit