As in previous years, contestants and their human participants will gather at the Remsen Street entrance to the Promenade at 1:45pm. The parade will begin at 2pm sharp. 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 at 2:30pm.
Prizes, refreshments, doggie bags for all contestants, and fun will be had by all. 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.
The costumes are always imaginative and usually hysterical. Both dogs and humans are encouraged to get into the Halloween spirit (pun intended) and dress in costume. It’s a fun way to spend an hour 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.
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 worthwhile causes, including half to Friends of Hillside Dog Park, Inc., which is the nonprofit that advocates for Hillside.
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.