Showing posts with label Halloween Dog Parade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween Dog Parade. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

At the 31st Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

The 31st edition of the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade took place again at the East River Park Amphitheater this past Saturday afternoon.

As the top pic shows, there was a big turnout for the event after last year's primarily virtual offering (there was a small in-person/dog event at Lucky on Avenue B).

And as always, there were pop (pup?)-cultural references galore represented in the costumes, from standbys such as "Star Wars," "It" and "Joker" to recent phenomenons like "Squid Game."

In the end, the panel of judges, which included local resident Lindsey Jordan, the singer-songwriter behind Snail Mail, selected a more topical Best in Show... 
... an essential workers tribute created by Bronx resident Ruben Santana and featuring his dog Amun ...
EVG contributor Stacie Joy was there ... and she shared this look at some of the costumes seen on this dog day afternoon...
The Dog Parade, which outgrew Tompkins Square Park, took place in East River Park in 2018 and 2019.

With the gutting of East River Park expected to start in several weeks, this will likely be the last time the Dog Parade is held at this venue in the foreseeable future. 

Opponents of the city's current resiliency plan for the Lower East Side stormed the stage at one point to protest the impending "destruction" of East River Park. The move drew some criticism from attendees, to which East River Park Action responded in an Instagram post with: "Is the city's destruction of our park more onerous than disrupting the doggies in costume?"

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade returns on Oct. 23

ICYMI: The 31st edition of the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade takes place again at the East River Park Amphitheater on Oct. 23 from noon to 3 p.m.

The Farmer's Dog, a service that delivers freshly made pet food, is this year's sponsor. Organizers are also looking for volunteers to help on Oct. 23 (must love dogs?). Volunteer info is at this link.
 
The Dog Parade, which outgrew Tompkins Square Park, took place in East River Park in 2018 and 2019. Last year's pandemic version was mostly virtual with a small in-person/dog event at Lucky on Avenue B.

Thanks to Steven for the photo!

Monday, October 21, 2019

At the 29th annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade



The 29th annual edition of the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade returned to the East River Park Amphitheater yesterday.

Despite the rain, there was a big crowd, who brought umbrellas...



Heart of Chelsea Veterinary Group served as the sponsor (part of the $17,500 sponsorship goes to the year-round maintenance of the Tompkins Square Dog Run) ... while 1010 WINS Midday Anchor Susan Richard served as the emcee.



EVG correspondent Stacie Joy was there to snap photos of the canine competitors, dressed as everything from ramen noodles to a box of White Claw Hard Seltzer. Movies were again a prime source of costume inspiration. Films spotted included "Midsommar," "The Wizard of Oz," "The Exorcist," "Alien" and "Star Wars."
























[Global Warning, a runner-up]




















[Midsommar, a runner up]




[NOT A DOG!]




[Trump Unraveling, an honorable mention]

And the best in show — Lincoln the Yorkshire Terrier as “Snoopy & the Red Baron” ...