30 Day Count Down – Reef-A-Palooza New York 2018


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It’s only 30 days 31 days away from Reef-A-Palooza New York! Please read the official press release from the RAP team. We hope to see you at the show!

Press Release

30 Day Count Down – Reef-A-Palooza New York 2018

Reef-A-Palooza New York takes place June 23 & 24, 2018, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. 2018 marks the 4th year the show has returned to the Tri-State Area.

Reef-A-Palooza is a two-day event with over 140 of the industry’s leading coral, fish, and dry goods vendors. The main purpose of the show is to provide an enjoyable, positive atmosphere that promotes education and product knowledge for everyone, from the beginning hobbyist to the advanced hobbyist. Participating exhibitors range from large manufacturers and retailers and small livestock sellers.

Make plans to check out the educational speakers. There will be speakers scheduled both Saturday and Sunday. The speaker line-up includes the “King of DIY” Joey Mullen of the world’s largest aquarium YouTube channel. Greg Carroll, President of the Southern California Marine Aquarium Society (SCMAS) and one of the founders of Reef-A-Palooza will be speaking. World Wide Coral’s web director Chris Turnier will be talking about the changes in the industry from coral colonies to coral frags. Finally, world-renowned author and owner of Two Little Fishies, Julian Sprung, will speak about his years of experience in the hobby. Come out and learn something new!

Don’t miss the huge raffles that take place both on Saturday and Sunday. With hundreds of items to raffle off, there is something for everyone. Good luck!

For the guests traveling from out-of-town, stay right next door to Meadowlands Exposition Center at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Restaurants, outlet shopping, and MetLife stadium are conveniently located near-by. New York City’s Times Square is just a short bus ride away. There is plenty to do for everyone.

Bring the entire family to the show for a fun-filled weekend at Reef-A-Palooza!


Event Details

Saturday, June 23rd, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday, June 24th, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

$20 admission per person per day, kids 10 and under are free.

Entrance ticket sales: Cash only at the door or purchase tickets in advance through their website at www.reefapaloozashow.net/newyork.

Diamond Pass: Due to the overwhelming success of the Diamond Pass in the Orlando show, Reef-A-Palooza has decided to offer the same pass for the New York show. The Diamond Pass is $100 per person. Limited quantities are available for purchase on their website at www.reefapaloozashow.net/newyork.

Free event parking.

Plan to get in line early for a welcome bag full of freebies and samples. Available to the first 500 people with paid admission each day.

For more information on tickets, hotel, and the event, please visit their website at www.reefapaloozashow.net/newyork, or find them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


About Author

Scott Groseclose is the owner of AquaNerd, Aquarium Specialty, Aqua Specialty Wholesale, BioTek Marine, & The Carolina Reef Experience. He has a degree in Biology from St. Andrews University and he has been a passionate reef keeper since 1988.