Reef-A-Palooza New York takes place June 23 and 24, 2018, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. This year marks the fourth year the show has returned to the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut 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.
There are educational 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; World Wide Coral’s web director Chris Turnier, who will be talking about the changes in the industry from coral colonies to coral frags; and world-renowned author and owner of Two Little Fishies, Julian Sprung, who will speak about his years of experience in the hobby.
There will also be huge raffles that take place both on Saturday and Sunday.
The event will be open on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $20 per person per day, but kids 10 and under are free. Tickets are cash only at the door or people can purchase tickets in advance through the Reef-A-Palooza website.