Parrots and Pirates: The Long Island Parrot Expo

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The Long Island Parrot Society (LIPS) is an organization for the birds (and the people who love them)

The Long Island Parrot Expo — which features an array of birds, vendors, and people in pirate costumes — is coming to Long Island on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The event holds the distinction of being Long Island’s only major exotic bird event comes around just once a year!

This year, the Expo will host a pirate ‘invasion’ by Ye Pyrate Brotherhood and three exotic animal/bird shows by Nature Nick. There will also be two educational workshops led by Concetta Ferragamo who is a certified animal behavior consultant, an array of avian veterinarians, ‘parrot’ face painting, vendors galore and plenty of photo opportunities. Each attendee will also receive a FREE, full color EXPO Journal and Resource Guide.

Anyone who attends the event can meet parrots and parrot lovers. Anyone considering adopting a feathers friend should inquire about the Parrot Society’s avian adoption referral service. Moreover, anyone who dresses like a pirate may win a prize in adult, vendor and ‘under 16’ categories! Judging will be held at 3 PM by the krewe of Ye Pyrate Brotherhood.

Nick Jacinto of “Nature Nick’s Animal Adventure” television program will also be on site. As a federally licensed master animal handler, Nick works with wildlife and endangered species. His shows are a treat to behold for animal lovers of all ages.

If you love animals — especially birds — and are in the Long Island area this weekend, it would be well worth it to swing by this fabulously fun show. Details are below:


Saturday, October 5, 9AM-5PM

Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E Merrick Road, Freeport NY

ALL-ACCESS ADMISSION: (Includes Nature Nick) Adults: $10.00 60+: $5.00 Under 12: $3.00 Under 2: FREE NATURE NICK ONLY: $5.00

FREE parking, ATM & snack bar on site, handicapped accessible

INFO: 631–957–1100 email: Visit:

Meagan J. Meehan is a published author of novels, short stories, and poems. She is also a produced playwright and an award-winning modern artist.

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