Annual Howl-o-ween Doggie Costume Parade/Contest, Sunday, Oct. 25, 1-3pm

Dog HalloweenAs the weather gets crisper, your dog obsessed neighbors’ thoughts turn to the annual Howl-o-Ween Doggie Charity Costume Parade and Contest, organized by Perfect Paws and Friends of Hillside Dog Park.

This year, the event will be held on Sunday, October 25th at 1pm, beginning at the Remsen Street entrance to the Promenade.

It’s free to attend the parade, but if you want to enter your dog the cost is $25. All proceeds will be donated to nonprofit animal  causes, including a portion to Friends of Hillside Dog Park, Inc., which is the nonprofit that advocates for Hillside.

To the amazement and bewilderment of tourists and locals alike, the parade will march to the north end of the Promenade then cross the street at the corner of Columbia Heights and Middagh Street where a team of local celebrity judges will review the contestants starting around 2:00pm.

Fun will be had by all, including prizes and doggie bags for contestants. If you’ve participated in the past, you know what a blast it is. If you’ve never joined, come on down and have a good time.  We’ll have the usual contingent of costumed adults and kids, dolled up dogs, and drag queens.

The costumes are always imaginative and usually hysterical. It’s a fun way to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon in the Heights.

Following the judging and the prizes, all contestants and their humans are welcome to burn off the stress of competition at Hillside Dog Park.

Tickets are now available at Perfect Paws at 102 Hicks Street, the corner of Pineapple Street. Tel: (718) 852-6200

You must purchase your ticket at least a day before the event to register your dog.

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