World Science Festival
The Joy of Six Legged Sex
An Evening of Insect Courtship and Cocktails
Friday, May 31, 2013
at Staten Island Museum
75 Stuyvesant Place
21 and over only
Join a unique night of cocktails, courtship, and conversation with leading experts about how insects and humans attract their mates. The fun begins aboard the Staten Island Ferry as we cruise through New York Harbor at sunset, and continues when we arrive at the Staten Island Museum for insect-inspired cocktails and an after-hours talk and tour of the museum’s cicada collection, the largest in North America. Explore the strange and innovative mating strategies of the insect world – from flashy displays to arresting scents to symphonies of sound – along with some surprising parallels to human behavior. Outside, a DJ spins and insects swarm around Brandon Ballengee’s new light sculpture and insect observatory, “Love Motel For Insects.”
21 and over only.
Meet the World Science Festival group at 7:25PM at Whitehall Terminal/South Ferry, which is a short walk from the 1, 4, 5, N, R subway lines or the M1, M6 and M15 bus lines. We will take the 7:40PM ferry together as a group. After the event, catch a ferry back to Manhattan at 10:30PM or 11PM.
Presented in collaboration with the Staten Island Museum.