Sunset Affair: Discover Como

Como Friends’ annual summer benefit for Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Thursday, July 21, 2022


A Minnesota tradition for more than a century and a meeting place for generations of families, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is so much more than a zoo and botanical garden. A cultural treasure and a true community resource, Como welcomes everyone and belongs to us all. 

Join us as we “Discover Como” all over again at Como Friends’ Sunset Affair, a summer gala to celebrate the extraordinary animals and plants, exciting education programs, and exceptional keepers and horticulturists who connect our community to the beauty and wonder of the natural world. 

Whether you join us in person, or log in for a virtual experience, every guest at Sunset Affair will have the chance to bid on the amazing, only-at-Como Silent Auction items that have made our summer gala a can’t-miss moment for so many. 

Gather your friends, reserve your preferred ticket option, and get ready to “Discover Como” anew on July 21!

Ticket Options Coming Soon | Save the Date for Sunset Affair | Thursday, July 21, 2022

to Como Friends’ summer gala, and “Discover Como” all over again.

Thank you Sponsors!

Thank you 2022 Sunset Affair Committee!

Honorary Chair |  Sheryl Zaworski

Sunset Affair Committee | Susannah Baudhuin, John Bennett, Sheila Brown, Arta Cheney, Dan Erickson, Jane Gerber, Jewelie Grape, Kathy Haug, Karen Hawkinson, Kaitlyn Huntington, Amanda Jamison, Diane Kaphing, Nancy Koch, Caroline Mehlhop, Nicky Nagle, Martha Nelson, Lynette Palmgren, Bethany Paul, Wendy Rubin, Jackie Sticha, Jane Ullmann, Sheryl Zaworski

Learn More

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  • Jewel of Como

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