October 19, 2023

πŸŽƒπŸΆ Ruff Club at the 33rd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade!

Alex Klein

Owner

Hi Ruff Club Family!

We're beyond excited to share that we are participating in the 33rd Annual TOMPKINS SQUARE HALLOWEEN DOG PARADE happening this Saturday, October 21st. Here's an in-depth rundown of the day's festivities and essential details you might need:

Key Event Details:

  • Date & Time: Saturday, October 21st. The fun kicks off at 12:30 pm.
  • Parade Route: The main event is a walking parade down Avenue B, open to everyone (and absolutely free!). For those dressing up with their furry friends, assemble at 13th Street & Avenue B.
  • Viewing Points for Spectators: The best spots to catch the parade are on Avenue B, stretching from 12th street to 7th street.
  • Weather: Come rain or shine, the parade must go on! So, gear up accordingly.
  • Check out the Tompkins Square Dog Run website for full details here.

Ruff Club Booth Details:

  • Location: Find us conveniently situated at 7th and B. Drop by and say hello plus...
  • Free Professional Photography: Capture the special moments with your furry friend. Let our professional photographer take care of the snaps, ensuring you have memories to cherish.

Costume Competition: The Heart of the Parade!

There's no need to register to walk in the parade. However, if you have a killer costume idea for your pup and want to stand a chance in the exclusive costume competition, be sure to:

  • Arrival Time: Be at 13th Street and Avenue at 12 pm (no later than 12:30)
  • Judging: Between 12 pm to 1:30 pm, judges will be on the lookout, selecting their favorite costumes. If chosen, you get to compete in the competition, which begins at 2 pm, right after the parade.

And for those wondering, yes, there's limited space in the park for the competition. Want a guaranteed spot? Be among the early birds to score a free wristband, available on a first-come, first-serve basis, on the day of the event. Refer to the Tompkins Square Dog Run website for full details here.

The Grand Prize

Don't leave early! The exclusive costume competition promises not just entertainment but also some fabulous prizes for the winners. Plus we are thrilled to announce that the first-place winner will receive 24 days of daycare from Ruff Club.

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Lastly, a massive shoutout to our friends and sponsors at Get Joy for making this event possible. Their unwavering support truly saved the day.

See you and your festive four-legged friends there!

Best,

Alex Klein

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