Are you prepared to be reintroduced to insects as “edible” treats? Join us for an interactive and engaging evening, curated by Brooklyn Bugs, to challenge your perception of insects. This once-in-a-lifetime menu will feature eight delicious courses of insect hors d’oeuvres and a specialty bug cocktail toast! Can you eat your way through the entire evening without bugging out?
The evening will include interactive stations featuring Louis Sorkin’s Insect Petting Zoo, painting with live bugs, Burroughs Bees, insect discovery stations, and much more! Participants must be age 21 or older.
Advance online tickets: $20 per person (Members: $15)
At the door: $25 per person (Members: $20)
- Louis’ Insect Petting Zoo: Yes, a petting zoo for bugs will feature a wide array of insects and arachnids for you to handle, and talk to renowned entomologist, Louis Sorkin. This is your chance to hold everything from caterpillars, to scorpions, to tarantulas, and conquer your fear of insects.
- Insect Art: Barrett Klein is a leader in combining the fields of art and science, and tours the world as a speaker and presenter sharing his expertise of entomology. He’ll be leading art sessions with participants in how to create anatomically correct illustrations of insects for you to take home with you.
- Instagram Station: Join Instagram Influencer, Fletcher Chen (@thehungryskipper), and get tips and hints on how to get the best light and angle for your pictures of the food we’ll serve that night.
- Bug or No Bug Station: Try samples of food and try to guess which one has the bug in it!
- Original Music by Hprizm: As a member of the seminal hip-hop group, Anti-Pop Consortium, Hprizm will be creating an original set of futuristic musical soundscapes for you to enjoy the evening with.
- Beekeeping 101: Get the low-down on beekeeping with with Shelly Frank and Tim O’Neal from Borough Bees and their mobile hive.
Information about our partner, Brooklyn Bugs:
The mission of Brooklyn Bugs is to raise appreciation and awareness for edible insects through delicious, educational and creative programming. Their work has been featured on the Smithsonian Channel, New York Times, NPR, Food and Wine, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Forbes and Gizmodo. They strive to introduce edible insects and normalize them in America as a sustainable source of protein that can be found in your pantry, eaten as a snack, and beautifully plated by chefs.