NORWALK, Conn. – Flitter among exotic tropical butterflies while savoring and favoring fine wines during the Flutter & Flights fundraiser on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
The event will be held outside on the Aquarium’s riverfront courtyard, alongside the new “Flutter Zone” exhibit. Guests can sample wines and beers from around the world while enjoying special access into “Flutter Zone” and its dozens of varieties of beautiful butterflies from South America and Asia. Wines will be provided by Ninety Plus Cellars in association with World of Beverages in Norwalk. Wine orders will be taken.
New this year will be beer samples from 212 Beer in New York and Charter Oak Brewing Co. of Connecticut. The event also will include tasty samplings from local restaurants, including Local, Winfield Deli, Chocopologie, Johnny Utah’s, Prime Burger, The Little Pub, Stew Leonard’s and Mama’s Boy. Presenting sponsor is Darien Rowayton Bank.
“Darien Rowayton Bank is proud to support The Maritime Aquarium’s ‘Flutter & Flights’ event,” said Robert Kettenmann, president and chief operating officer of Darien Rowayton Bank. “We are pleased to support organizations that enhance the quality of life in the communities that we serve.”
Aquarium educators will be on hand to introduce guests to the varieties of butterflies in "Flutter Zone."
“Flutter & Flights is a fun and different evening out; a great chance to socialize and network in a unique setting along the river and among these gorgeous butterflies,” said Alicia Wettenstein, the Aquarium’s director of development. “It’s also a unique way to support the Aquarium, as well as local businesses that support the Aquarium.”
Flutter & Flights is open to ages 21 and older. Tickets are $35 ($30 for aquarium members), with proceeds going to The Maritime Aquarium. Purchase tickets at the door or in advance here , or by calling 203-852-0700, ext. 2206.
The Maritime Aquarium is located at 10 N. Water St., Norwalk.
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