EVANSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Nature's Night Out to be held May 18

Evanston Chamber of Commerce recently issued the following announcement.

EEA Reinvents Green Ball as "Nature's Night Out"

Nature’s Night Out (formerly the Green Ball) Features Best Restaurants in Town,

Music, Raffle Prizes, and Bee Hive Tours to Support Evanston’s Ecology Center

In a first for Evanston, the community’s premier environmentally-themed party will feature an exclusive, after-hours look at the Evanston Ecology Center, where partygoers can enjoy music, raffle prizes, bee-hive tours, and the best in local food and craft beer offerings.

Nature’s Night Out (formerly the Green Ball) has a new name and location, but the cause is the same: to support the Evanston Ecology Center. Presented by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the City of Evanston, Nature’s Night Out takes place from 7 -10:30 p.m., Friday, May 18, at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.

“If you live in Evanston, this is a perfect opportunity to support the Ecology Center and have a lot of fun,” EEA President Dick Peach said. “Your support makes a difference in peoples’ lives. That’s why we’re holding this bash at the Ecology Center—so people can see how their support has contributed to making a beautiful Evanston resource for environmental education and protection of the planet.”

This fun and festive celebration of Evanston's green community features:

Great food: Free food and drink from the best local restaurants, caterers and breweries, including the Peckish Pig, Hecky's Barbecue, the Temperance Beer Company, with many more to be added by the event date.

Great music. A DJ will cater to partygoers’ musical tastes and take requests from the dance floor.

Great prizes. Partygoers can win environmentally themed raffle prizes, including a kayak tour and gift certificate from Uncle Dan's, a free bike from Everyday Cycles and Motion, a package to start your own bee hive, and many more prizes that will be won by raffle ticket participants..

Great bee hive tours. Nature’s Night Out guests can also buy tickets to don a bee-keeper’s suit for tours of the Ecology Center bee hives. The two apiary tours are offered just before the party at 5:30pm on May 18 and at 10:30am on Sunday, June 10. Get more information at EvanstonEnvironment.org/party.

Proceeds support the Evanston Ecology Center. The area's top environmental resource provides plant and animal classes, snowshoe rentals, popular eco-summer camps, and fun events such as bird-watching, canoe trips and an eco-Halloween party. Its popular critter-viewing area includes Piff the prairie dog, Bernie, the 25-pound African Tortoise, and Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches.

Tickets are $60 for EEA members and $65 for non-members. People 35 and under or 75 and older can buy a discounted ticket ($30 for members, $35 for non-members). “Friend of the Ecology Center” tickets are also available for $100, and people who buy at least four tickets get a fifth one free. Admission includes food, beer and entertainment. Wine is $5 per cup. To purchase tickets, visitevanstonenvironment.org/party.

Location: Evanston Ecology Center 2024 McCormick Blvd. Evanston, IL 60201

Date/Time Information: 7:00pm to 10:30pm Friday, May 18, 2018



Regular Member $60

Non-Member $65

Young Environmentalist (aged 35 and under) 

Member $30- $60

Non Member $35-$65

Senior Environmentalist (aged 75 and older)

Member $30-$60

Non Member $35-$65

Friend of the Ecology Center $100

Group (One free purchaser + 4 or more guests) $60

* We ask that a Purchaser's discounted ticket be used for their own admittance.

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