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Welcome to Reef-A-Palooza New York

Reef-A-Palooza can best be described as an indoor marketplace where sellers, exhibitors, and hobbyists of all types can buy, sell, trade, showcase their products to the marine hobbyist community. Come join us and celebrate our 3rd year anniversary.

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Why Should You Attend Reef-A-Palooza New York?

Create Vital Connections

Socialize with Speakers, Business Owners, Industry Leaders, Authors, Scientists and Hobbyists.

Explore Products and Technologies

Purchase the hottest new corals or see new cutting edge equipment.

Educate Yourself

Attend lectures from Industry Leaders. We recruit the industry’s highest rated speakers.

Avoid the Lines

You Don’t Want To Miss This Show


Tickets purchased online can be used for either Saturday or Sunday.


You don’t want to miss Reef-A-Palooza New York!

Cash only at the door.*


Reef-A-Palooza consistently recruits the industry’s highest-rated speakers – as well as intriguing new talent and compelling voices from outside the Reef community.

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Julian Sprung is an American writer on marine aquarium fishkeeping. He is an alumnus of the University of Florida where he studied zoology, graduating in 1988.
Sprung has authored articles in aquarium hobby publications such as Freshwater And Marine Aquarium, Seascope, Advanced Aquarist Online, Aquarium Frontiers, Marine and Reef Aquarium USA, Practical Fishkeeping, Tropical Fish Hobbyist, and Coral. He is one of the authors of The Reef Aquarium 3-volume book series (self-published), and is a frequent lecturer at reef aquarium hobby conventions and gatherings.

Julian Sprung

Saturday 12:30 PM

John’s innate passion for aquariums was nurtured growing up on an island on a lake in Northern New Jersey with a fish loving father and a mother allergic to everything with fur and feathers!

A saltwater hobbyist now over twenty five years since age 11, John began working at a large regional aquarium store as soon as he obtained working papers in high school, resulting in a house full of tanks before going off to college. In college he went on to study reefs in Bermuda, the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador where he lived (and met his wife!) for about two years after obtaining his B.S. in biology.

John Coppolino

Saturday 2:30 PM

Colin Foord is a marine biologist, coral aquaculturist, artist, photographer, and filmmaker educated at the University of Miami. He is co-founder of the marine biological art duo Coral Morphologic wherein he manages the world’s only multi-media coral aquaculture studio in the heart of Miami.

Colin Foord

Sunday 12:30 PM

Joe Caparatta is the founder/owner of Manhattan Aquariums in New York city, and UniqueCorals.com online. Manhattan Aquariums, along with NY Aquarium Service (the servicing arm) has been in business for over 12 years, being the largest reef store in Manhattan. Joe has been personally keeping aquariums of all types since the 80’s. He is a sought after speaker and educator in our hobby. Through his extensive experience and forward thinking, his companies has been instrumental in bringing high end brands such as Triton, DaStaCo, UltraReef, and other exclusive European brands into the country. Working closely with some of the most respected brands, Joe and his team has been able to get hands on experience and conduct research and development through real world aquaculture scenarios, at the 6000 sf coral propagation facility in Los Angeles CA. Being both a “coral and fish guy” and a “business guy”, Joe brings perspectives to the hobby that not only focuses on rarities and the “wow factor”, but also practical use, efficiency, conservation, viability, and style in design/use.

Joe Caparatta

Sunday 2:30 PM

Conference Details

  • Saturday, June 24

    • 11:00 AM – Showroom Floor Open
    • 12:30 PM – Speaker
    • 2:30 PM – Speaker
    • 4:00 PM – Raffle
    • 6:00 PM – Showroom Floor Close

  • Sunday, June 25

    • 11:00 AM – Showroom Floor Open
    • 12:30 PM – Speaker
    • 2:30 PM – Speaker
    • 4:00 PM – Raffle
    • 6:00 PM – Showroom Floor Close




Plus Many More Vendors




Raffle Prizes and Counting

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does Reef-A-Palooza - New York 2017 take place?

Meadowlands Exposition Center 355 Plaza Drive Secaucus, NJ 07094.

What is Reef-A-Palooza and who is it for?

Reef-A-Palooza is an indoor marketplace where sellers, exhibitors, and hobbyists of all types can buy, sell, trade, showcase their products to the marine hobbyist community.

How can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available for purchase online or at the show. If you purchase tickets at the show only cash will be accepted.

How much will it cost to attend?

For a Limited Time Only, tickets are priced at our Early Bird Special Rate of $17.50 per day. This offer expires April 24, 2017. Regular ticket pricing is $20 per day after April 24, 2017.

Are there any discounts offered?

Children under 10 free no other discounts apply.

What is your cancellation policy?

No refunds will be given.

What time does the event start and end each day?

Saturday, June 24 - 11am-6pm and Sunday, June 26 - 11am-6pm

Where is the closest airport?

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) 13 miles from Meadowlands Exposition Center.

Does the venue have cash machines?

Yes, ATMs will be available.






Embassy Suites by Hilton Secaucus Meadowlands

455 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094

Reef-A-Palooza New York 2017 returns to the Meadowlands Exposition Center, ideally located next door to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Secaucus Meadowlands. Book your room now at the official hotel of Reef-A-Palooza New York. Free made-to-order breakfast included. Complimentary drinks.

You’ll be close to Time Square, Empire State Building, Long Island Aquarium, as well as many of New York and New Jersey’s finest restaurants, attractions, theaters, shopping and nightspots. You’ll want to explore this friendly city. Space is limited, so book your room right away.

We’ve arranged special room rates, but space is limited, so…

Become a Sponsor/Exhibitor?

Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities

Each year thousands of hobbyists and professionals come to Reef-A-Palooza to look for products and services that will enable them to develop their reefing skills, solve reef-keeping challenges and find inspiration to create amazing reef tanks. Most of Reef-A-Palooza attendees directly purchase or recommend the purchase of reef products and services. By exhibiting in 2017 you’ll reach thousands of new prospects each year.

At Reef-A-Palooza your brand will be seen by thousands of hobbiyist, thinkers and doers. Reach the A-List speakers, shot-calling attendees and thousands more who visit the conference annually. If you want to sell your product or service, Reef-A-Palooza is the perfect place to be. Get the most from your visit to Reef-A-Palooza by expanding your reach through marketing and PR. Contact us about our promotional opportunities and find more ways to promote your brand at the show.

Interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor for Reef-A-Palooza New York 2017?

Returning Exhibitors

Kristine Turnier
Show Management

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Things To Do In New York

Whether it’s a trip for families, couples, single travelers or friends, you’ll find so many things to do in New York and New Jersey. New York and New Jersey offer unique experiences for every visitor to ensure an unforgettable vacation. Make this getaway whatever you want it to be. Search from attractions, arts and culture, shopping, spas, golf, dining, outdoor adventures and nightlife to build your perfect itinerary.

Bring the family and plan your trip.