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Discovery Channel’s Swamp Brothers Bring the Swampland to the Big Apple at the 2012 Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show

WHAT:              The 107th Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show offers the chance to meet and greet brothers Robbie and Stephen Keszey of Discovery Channel’s hit series Swamp Brothers. The brothers make their living breeding and caring for hundreds of slithering, poisonous and sharp-toothed creatures, but their passion is being on call 24 hours a day to respond to animal emergencies across Florida. For two days, the Keszey brothers will take a break from nature and leave the swamplands of the Sunshine State behind and anchor in the Big Apple to chat with fans about their unique family business, experiences and their hit show.
 
WHEN:             Meet Robbie & Stephen Keszey of Discovery Channel’s Swamp Brothers
Friday, January 6, 2012: 1pm–3pm, 4pm–6pm and 7pm–9pm
Saturday, January 7, 2012: 11am–1pm, 2pm–4pm and 5pm–7pm           
 
where:             Javits Center; 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY
 
WHO:               Robbie Keszey’s love of music drove him to Los Angeles after high school to play bass in a rock band and serve as personal assistant to C.C. Deville of the glam rock group Poison. After traveling the world, Robbie found his way back to his first real love - wildlife and reptiles. He moved to Florida to work at Glades Herp Farm, bringing with him his rock 'n' roll attitude and a penchant for living on the edge. The exotic animal expert of the family, Robbie is skilled when it comes to his knowledge about crocodilians and venomous snakes. His number one goal is to teach people to respect and conserve animals through captive breeding.
 
Stephen Keszey,a New York City boy who left the bright lights of New York City after 14 years to help his older brother at Glades Herp Farm after their mother fell ill. A former bartender, Stephen prefers the chirping of urban crickets (car alarms) to actual crickets. Although he’s overly cautious and extremely fearful of getting hurt by pythons, crocodiles and rogue bobcats, he admits he’s learning the ropes and has gained some knowledge of these exotic animals. Still, he concedes that there is only one aspect in his life where he bows to the expertise of his brother without question: reptiles!
 
Learn more about the Swamp Brothers before the show at http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/swamp-brothers/.
 
TICKETS:         $14 for adults; children 15 and under get in FREE. Tickets include the chance to see and shop hundreds of the newest luxury motor and sailing yachts, sport fishers, performance boats, sailboats, and the largest selection of marine accessories in the northeast, not to mention four days of fun for the whole family.Buy advance tickets online at NYBoatShow.com.
 
WEB:               Visit www.NYBoatShow.com; www.twitter.com/NYBoatShow; or find us on Facebook.
 
Media Contacts: For materials, photos, interviews and additional information, please contact: Monique Dinor (646.532.6728 or monique@cwandco.com) or Carrie Waible (646.532.6730 or carrie@cwandco.com)
 

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