Night of cocktails and conversation with experts about how insects and humans attract their mates
World Science Festival 2013: The Joy of Six Legged Sex: An Evening of Insect Courtship and CocktailsStaten Island Museum (75 Stuyvesant Pl, Staten Island, NY 10301) Map it $25
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.