Long Island Parrot Society

...dedicated to responsible bird ownership through education and example.

Long Island Parrot Society
P.O. Box 2754
North Babylon, NY  11703
(631) 957-1100
info@liparrotsociety.org
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Top 5 Ways YOU Can Participate in
Parrot Expo!

Parrot Expo

         

 

POST EXPO NOTES...

 

                When...?

October 11, 2014

Stay tuned for more info about Parrot Expo 2014!

            Where...?

Freeport Recreation Center
130 Merrick Road
Freeport, Long Island, New York 11530
(See directions at end of page)


ADMISSION
Adults--$8.00
Seniors 60+--$3.00
Children under 12--$2.00
Children under 2--FREE

Lots of free parking; convenient to parkways and LIRR.

More info: 631-957-1100

  It's a "World's Fair" for pet bird lovers!

If you share your home with a parrot, lovebird, macaw, cockatiel, budgie or other pet bird, you'll find birdbrains just like you at:

The Long Island Parrot Society's Parrot Expo 2014! 

Presented by The Long Island Parrot Society, PARROT EXPO 2014 will be an all-day extravaganza of colorful exotic birds, interactive displays, scheduled demonstrations and workshops and a fabulous array of 'parrotphernalia' on sale in the huge vendor room.  

The opulent VENDOR ROOM is a great place to do your ‘Pollyday’ shopping… for your favorite birds and humans too!  The raffle lobby is always a big attraction; cages and accessories, bird food, toys and accessories dominate the laden tables, while the gorgeous gift baskets always garner raves from winners…that could be you!  The education center is a ‘don’t miss’ destination of the day, with live birds and lots of volunteers to answer your questions.

 

NEW for 2014!
All-day Mini-Series

Half hour species-specific programs and workshops!

 

                  'Amazing Amazons'

 

'Captivating Caiques'

 

               'Gregarious Greys'

 

 ...and much more!

  

Interested in being a vendor?

Click (here) to view and print out a 2014 Vendor Packet including Vendor Room Floor Plan!  coming soon

Click (here) for the Vendor Room Floor Plan!  coming soon

IMPORTANT NOTE TO VENDORS:
The Freeport Recreation Center will no longer permit the Long Island Parrot Society or vendors to borrow/use their flatbed dollies for loading and unloading supplies and merchandise.  Please bring YOUR OWN hand truck or dolly to the event. We apologize for the inconvenience.


2014 EXPO HIGHLIGHTS...

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Special appearance by YouTube sensation, 'Disco', the Parakeet!

Disco, a budgerigar (that’s “parakeet” to most of us in the US; budgie to everyone else in the English-speaking world), hatched in May, 2010, and joined his family at the age of four months. Disco began mimicking his three chatty humans three weeks later, and he hasn’t stopped since! In addition to talking, Disco meows, woofs, snores, and beat boxes. He’s known for quoting the Rolling Stones and Monty Python, and recently claimed he used to be a spy. Always a bird of the world, Disco has learned phrases in Spanish, Yiddish, German, French, Finnish, and Swedish, and he’s not done yet.

 
Disco went semi-viral on YouTube in May of 2012, and then closer to ‘sure-seems-viral’ in May of 2013. His video was shown on the Today Show, prompting one of the hosts and a guest to question whether the video had been faked, and we were invited to appear on the show with Disco that same week.
 
“Disco” is very active on “his” social media accounts, and, with the exception of YouTube, all posts, comments, and replies are in his voice.
 
Disco was recently filmed for an innovative documentary series with Disco giving a view of our world from his perspective. The series – which is still under wraps at this time - is destined for transmission on prime time TV on both sides of the Atlantic.!
 
The Long Island Parrot Society is privileged to welcome Disco, in his very first local appearance,  to Parrot EXPO this October!
Dr. Laura Wade is a board-certified bird specialist by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) and completed a residency in avian and exotic pets. She provides comprehensive primary healthcare and progressive referral medical, surgical and behavioral services for your companion bird, small mammal or reptile. Dr. Wade lives in a suburb of Buffalo, New York with her two Meyer's parrots, "Kelly" and “Pepper” and Cape parrot, “Zuri”.

Dr. Wade's presentation will cover the following topics:

Traumatic Beak Injuries and Acrylic Repair (the “Beak Helmet”)

Beak injuries are common in parrots, and can occur from collisions, bites from other parrots and even impalements during exploration and play. As the beak is highly sensitive and important for feeding, climbing and grooming, severe damage to the beak can be life-threatening. We’ll cover normal anatomy of the psittacine beak and show examples of diseased beaks. In addition, several cases of successful stabilization of severe beak fractures using an acrylic “beak helmet” will be presented.

Moldy Stomach (a Review of Avian Gastric Yeast Infection)

Anyone remember Megabacteria? Well, we’ve learned that this organism is really a fungus that lives in the stomach of birds and has now been named Macrorhabdus ornithogaster, also known as Avian Gastric Yeast. Infections are common in our smaller parrots. We’ll cover the basics of this disease and how we go about properly diagnosing and treating this potentially life-threatening illness.

 
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MEET THE AUTHORS...

 

MEET THE VET...

 

*Great parrotphernalia in the huge VENDOR ROOM --
It's a "World's Fair" for exotic bird lovers

Spotlight on Vendors...

 
 

Avian Rescue Groups

*Birds!  Birds!  Birds!  All day long!!

Convenient location!
Plenty of free parking!
Snack bar on premises!
Restaurants nearby on Freeport's famous 'Nautical Mile'
ATM on site!

Visit our new Post-Expo Notes page for info, links and more!

Proceeds from PARROT EXPO will help fund LIPS' educational programs, our foster and adoption efforts and the Future Long Island Parrot Museum, Shelter and Learning Center.  Money raised at EXPO will also enable us to donate to avian conservation efforts, medical research and other worthy bird-related causes.

 

ATTENTION VISITORS!
Please leave your feathered friend home!  We do not have any bird sitting facilities.  Birds of our WORKING volunteers will be the ONLY birds allowed in.  All these birds will be checked by our expo veterinarian.
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS PERMITTED,
NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

PARROT EXPO SCHEDULE - 2014

KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR MORE INFO!  SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED IN THE LOBBY THE DAY OF THE SHOW!
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 

NOTE:  Schedule is subject to change.

 


INTERESTED IN BEING A VENDOR AT A FUTURE LIPS EVENT?
Hit Your Target Market!
Contact us for information on booth spaces, pricing, donations & sponsor levels.



INTERESTED IN EDUCATION?

ASK US ABOUT PARROT UNIVERSITY
OUR TRAVELING, TEAM TAUGHT, ONE-TIME OR SEMINAR STYLE CLASSES.

Call the Parrot Phone Today!  (631) 957-1100
Email us!

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SUPPORT THE LONG ISLAND PARROT SOCIETY...

ADVERTISE IN OUR EXPO JOURNAL!
Reach your target market!

BECOME A VENDOR!
Prices are reasonable

Any Questions?


ball70.gif (523 bytes) DIRECTIONS TO THE FREEPORT RECREATION CENTER:

From Verrazano Bridge: Belt Parkway East (Long Island) to Southern State East, take exit 22S, Meadowbrook Parkway South to Exit M9 West Merrick Road. At the fourth light make a left turn into the Rec. Center parking lot.

From G.W. Bridge: Cross Bronx Expressway to either the Whitestone Bridge or Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Island Parkway to Southern State East, take Exit 22S, Meadowbrook Parkway South to Exit M9 West Merrick Road, at the fourth light make a left turn into Rec. Center parking lot.

From New England: Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Island Parkway to Southern State east, take Exit 22S, Meadowbrook Parkway South to Exit M9 West Merrick Road, at the fourth light make a left turn into Rec. Center parking lot.

From Eastern Long Island: Southern Parkway West to Meadowbrook Parkway South to Exit M9 West Merrick Road, at the fourth light make a left turn into Rec. Center parking lot.

From Meadowbrook Parkway: Take Exit 22S, Meadowbrook Parkway South to Exit M9 West Merrick Road, at the fourth light make a left turn into Rec. Center parking lot.

By Train from NYC/Manhattan: Take Long Island Railroad (718-794-LIRR) to Freeport Station. Exit towards back of train on Henry Street, it becomes Main Street. Turn left on Merrick Road and walk two blocks. Recreation Center will be on your right.


ball70.gif (523 bytes) COMMERCIAL ROUTES: (trucks and commercially registered vans)

Please consult maps, Mapquest.com and use your GPS for clarification, additional routes and information. Tune in to 1010AM on your radio when within range for traffic updates.

Trucks and Commercial Vehicles are NOT permitted on Parkways.
Use 'Expressways' and 'Highways'.

FROM POINTS WEST AND NORTHERN NJ:
George Washington Bridge to Cross Bronx Expressway; over Throgs Neck Bridge to 295- Clearview Expressway (do NOT get onto Cross Island Parkway) Take Clearview (Rt. 295) to Long Island Expressway (I-495) eastbound and then take exit 44S (Rt. 135 Seaford Oyster Bay Expwy) south to Merrick Road, west. You will cross over the Meadowbrook Parkway. Rec. Center is at 4th traffic light on the left.
FROM NEW ENGLAND:
US 95 South to Rt. I-695 S via exit 7A to Rt. 295 to Long Island/
Throgs Neck Bridge and down the Clearview Expressway(295) (do NOT get onto Cross Island Parkway) Take Clearview to LIE (I-495) East to exit 44S (Rt. 135 Seaford Oyster Bay Expwy) south to Merrick Road, west. You will cross over the Meadowbrook Parkway. Freeport Rec Center is at 4th traffic light on the left. Trucks are not permitted on Parkways. Use 'Expressways' and 'Highways'.
FROM STATEN ISLAND AND POINTS SOUTH:
Take Staten Island Expressway over the Verrazano Bridge and onto the Brooklyn/Queens Expressway,(I-278) east toward Brooklyn.
Do NOT get onto Belt Parkway.  Take the I-495/L I Expwy EXIT 35, toward Midtown Tunnel/Eastern L I/48 St. and merge onto I-495E via exit 35E toward Eastern Long Island. Travel east to exit 44S, (Rt. 135 South -Seaford Oyster Bay Expwy) south to Merrick Road, west. You will cross over the Meadowbrook Parkway. Freeport Rec Center at 4th traffic light on the left.

CONVENIENT ACCOMMODATIONS:  2013 EXPO

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*Blocks of rooms have been set up at the following hotels — check in 10/10/14; check out 10/12/14. 

 
*Best Western Mill River Manor
173 Sunrise Highway
Rockville Center, NY  11570
516 678 1300
www.bestwestern.com

Special Rate:  $119/night plus tax--includes breakfast (Use Code LIPS)
10 rooms blocked to be released 9/10/14

Trailer Parking
NOT Pet Friendly

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*Ramada Inn and Suites
1000 Sunrise Highway
Rockville Center, NY  11570
516 678 1100
www.ramada.com

Rate:  $129/night plus tax (Use Code Long Island Parrot Society)
10 rooms blocked to be released 9/10/14

Trailer Parking

NOT Pet Friendly


 
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*The Freeport Inn & Marina
445 South Main Street
Freeport, NY  11520
516 623 9100
www.thefreeportinn.com

Special Rate:  $145/night plus tax (Use Code Parrot Expo)
10 rooms blocked to be released 9/15/14

Trailer Parking
NOT Pet Friendly

*END OF LIST


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Rockville Centre Inn (formerly Sunrise Executive Hotel)
415 Ocean Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY
(516) 593-1600


ball70.gif (523 bytes) Hampton Inn & Suites
125 Merrick Road
Rockville Centre, NY
516-599-1700

ball70.gif (523 bytes) Red Roof Inn
699 Dibblee Drive
Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 794-2555
NOTE: Exit M2W on the Meadowbrook Pkwy. Freeport Rec. Ctr. is M9W

  CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF PET FRIENDLY HOTELS ON LONG ISLAND
* All the above information subject to change; Prices shown are not guaranteed.