Hallowe’en and Other Events at the Brooklyn Cat Cafe

The Brooklyn Cat Cafe on Atlantic Avenue continues to up its offerings, hosting a variety of events over the next few weeks to help benefit its rescue, trap-neuter-return, and adoption initiatives, connect our community with its feline inhabitants, and help the Cafe’s residents find their permanent homes.

Check the Cafe’s website for details and ticket information; you can also stay up to date by following the Cafe on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Cafe hours:
Wednesday – Friday, 3 pm – 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm

Adults Only Hours5:30 pm – 7 pm every Thursday and Saturday

Cost: $5 per half hour

New! Looking for a quiet, cozy place to get some work done during the day? Check out the Cafe’s new quiet work time, scheduled at the following times:

Monday: 11 am – 3 pm
Wednesday – Friday: 10 am – 2 pm

The cost is $10 per hour  and supports the cafe’s animal welfare initiatives. The cafe has wifi (included in the admission fee) and seating capacity is limited. Quiet work hours begin on November 2

Thursday, October 27
Adults Only: Kitten Happy Hour, 5:30 – 7 pm.  Every Thursday, enjoy a child-free time at the cafe. Limited to 14 people at a time.

Natural Remedies for Your Cat – a Pharmacy in your Kitchen Cabinet, 7 pm. Anitra Frazier, executive director of Anitra’s Natural Cat, will talk about the items in your home that can help to keep your own house cat or community cat healthy.  Cafe mascot Newt will be on hand to help demonstrate.  If you’ve got a cat that doesn’t make it easy to get to the vet, this event might offer some alternatives..

You can reserve a seat online for this free event.  There is a $5 charge to reserve a seat; the $5 is refunded if you attend or cancel in advance.

Frazier’s book The Natural Cat: The Comprehensive Guide to Optimum Care is available at Amazon, and Frazier will sign copies after the class. She does house calls providing holistic health are and grooming and heads Fluff City, a feline health spa and hospice, in addition to teaching hatha yoga at Integral Yoga Institute in Greenwich Village.

Friday, October 28

Kids’ Hallowe’en party, 2 – 3 pm. Children 2 – 5 years old and their parents are invited to the Cafe to celebrate Hallowe’en with silly dancing, scary snacks, and Hallowe’en stories.

Kid Halloween party


Hallowe’en Movie Night, 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Dress up like a cat and join the Cafe’s furballs to watch family favorite Hocus Pocus


Halloween movie night


Saturday, October 29

Happy Meowlowe’en Party, 9 – 11 pm. Celebrate Hallowe’en with beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery, snacks, and play time with the Cafe’s cats and kittens. Tickets are $25 and are available at Catcafebk.com.

Halloween party1


Sunday, October 30

Cats and Mats! Stretch & Snuggle with Jessi, 9:30 – 10:30 am. Participants will learn how to use active stretching to help lengthen and strengthen their bodies. Proper stretching helps prevent injuries, increase energy and contributes to the body being in balance. Cats will be present to participate at their leisure, and students may stop, drop and cuddle as needed.  All levels welcome! BYO yoga mat. Purchase tickets at the Cafe’s marketplace.
A native New Yorker, Jessi began dancing with Jacques D’Amboise’s National Dance Institute, and then trained and graduated from The School at Steps on Broadway’s pre-professional program. She has been leading movement classes for a decade, and leads students “in a joyous frolic along each individual’s growing edge of creativity and athleticism.”  She also holds a B.A. in Animal Studies from SUNY Empire State College; she completed internships at Best Friends Animal Society and Animal Farm Foundation; and she spent two years serving the ASPCA Adoption Center’s behavior team.

Tuesday, November 2

Infinite Hope Adoption Ambassadors training session, 6:30 pm. Join Infinite Hope to learn more about becoming a rescue ambassador and volunteering with this local non-profit.

Thursday, November 17

Post-TNR Socialization and Adoption, 7 – 9 pm. You’ve adopted a rescue cat. Now what? Mike Phillips, president of Urban Cat League, will offer techniques to help your new pet get acclimated to her new home, bond with her new family, and meet any feline housemates.

Phillips is the co-founder and president of Urban Cat league and the Community Outreach Coordinator for the NYC Feral Cat Initiative. He spent 20 years on the directing staff of the New York City Opera and is a past volunteer at KittyKind. He served as president of Neighborhood Cats and began their trap-neuter-return training workshops and has a degree in veterinary technology. He has worked as the vet tech supervisor at the ASPCA Adoption Center in NY, in Berg Memorial Hospital’s intensive care unit, and on ASPA mobile spay/neuter clinic. After Sandy hit New York four years ago, he volunteered as the veterinary administrator at the ASPCA/FIR Emergency Foster Shelter to help families at risk keep their animals.

There is a $5 fee to reserve a seat, which will be refunded if you attend the class or cancel at least 48 hours in advance.

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