The officers and board members of the Brooklyn Aquarium Society decided that for everyone’s safety and to minimize possibility of contracting the Corona Virus, our March 13th event should be cancelled.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused and hope you stay healthy throughout the rest of the flue season.
We’ll see you at the next meeting.
Win a 170 gallon (total water volume) system complete with Tank, Refugium / Sump, Lighting, Pumps, Fish, Corals, Rock, Substrate, Pods and Phyto for a YEAR, Macroalgaes, Chemicals and Cleaners, and Salt!
No Tricks, No Scavenger Hunts… Simply visit pages and sponsors and say “Happy Holidays” “Merry Christmas” or whatever you would like to thank them for helping us to setup this incredible giveaway!
New Videos, Blog Posts, Sponsors Pages and more every Monday until 2020!
As a bonus, You will RANDOMLY be given gifts of REAL PRODUCTS for free, from us here at Algaebarn, As a Thank you for an incredible 2019! Two Runners up will get Ecopods and phyto subscriptions for a YEAR!
It is with deep sorrow that we must report the passing of our Editor John Todaro. For BAS, moving forward will be difficult. As you are aware John created the Bulletin and the Aquatica – he was truly a special person.
John Joseph Todaro
1938 – 2019
Born and raised in New York City, John
Todaro served in the U.S. Army in Fort Rucker,
Alabama. John published a children’s book –
Phillip the Flower Eating Phoenix. He was an
art director for the McCann, Erikson and Ted
Bates advertisement agencies. A man of creative
pursuits, his hobbies included photography,
pottery, watercolors, woodworking and tropical
John’s passion and love for the Brooklyn
Aquarium Society (BAS), of which he was a club
member for greater than 50 years, combined his
creative genius and his leadership abilities. John
was the Corresponding Secretary, Exchange Editor
and Editor of two of the Societies publications
The Bulletin and The Aquatica (The Brooklyn
Aquarium Society was the only club in the
United States to publish two aquatic magazines
thanks to John). John became President of the
Brooklyn Aquarium Society in 2001 through 2003.
As President, John created the club’s Education
Program which brought aquariums to public
and private schools throughout New York City
and allowed our talented members to provide
presentations to schools, community centers and
senior citizen facilities. As President Emeritus, he
created the Centennial Journal of the Brooklyn
Aquarium Society and the 100th Birthday party at
the New York Aquarium in 2011.
In 2004 John and his son Andrew moved to
Vermont. John passed peacefully in his home on
Thursday, October 17, 2019. He was 81 years old.
John is succeeded by his three children (Christie
Potter and Andrew and Anna Todaro) and his two
grandchildren (Riley and Ella Potter).
RIP John – you will be deeply missed.
We would like to welcome you to join us at the
Annual BAS Holiday Party – December 13, 2019
at the Legends Bar & Grill
2128 Flatbush Avenue (off Quentin Road)
$20 for members, friends and family, $10 for children 13 and under
see our October Bulletin for more details.
RSVP required to attend.
Our last speaker, Ralph Chi, owner of Pacific Aquarium at 46 Delancey Street (near the Manhattan Bridge) really knows his fish, plants and marine livestock.
His store has everything. This generous person is having a huge sale and giveaways.
You must bring your active membership card.
This special weekend is on
Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28
and only for BAS members!
The first 19 members, for each day, who spend $50 each, will receive a Pacific Aquarium Easter egg. Inside the egg will be a note on what you have won – all prizes are exclusive giveaways of equipment, filters, lighting or a complete Fluval (or equivalent) setup that includes tank, filter, lighting, etc.
Can’t go wrong with great sale and we can’t thank Ralph Chi enough for extending such exclusive offer to our members.
You will not be disappointed
ATI is running a contest where one winner will receive up to 8 – T5 bulbs of their choice. Good Luck.
- Brighten up your tank this spring with a set of ATI T5 bulbs!
- One winner will receive their choice of 8 ATI T5 bulbs for their fixture.
- Open to residents of the US and Canada, ages 18+.
- Simply use the Gleam.io entry form to enter, winners will be drawn 4/23/19.
Brooklyn Aquarium Society Holiday Party
All you can eat buffet with Asian, Spanish and American foods plus plenty of sushi and desserts on the menu.
We will have our awards ceremony to thank our sponsors, donators, Board members and regular members.
Friday, December 14, 2018 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Members, family and friends come and enjoy with us! BAS is picking up part of the cost so it’s only $15.- p/person
We must know if you plan on attending so please contact: Marie Licciardello at 718-377-7749; or Steve Matassa at 347-277-4793; or Joe Graffagnino at 917-922-5108
Flaming Grill & Modern Buffet
3839 Nostrand Ave., (Between Ave. Y & Z), Brooklyn, NY 11235 (718) 648-6888
Parking is available in front mini mall parking or roof parking at Aldi’s supermarket. DO NOT USE bank parking lot on Ave. Z