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Central Park Fair

There should be lots of high-fiving at twelfth annual My Dog Loves Central Park Fair

Naumburg Bandshell, midpark at 72nd St.
Saturday, October 11, free, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

A plethora of puppies will parade around Central Bark — er, Central Park — on October 11 for the twelfth annual My Dog Loves Central Park Fair. The deluge of doggies will descend on the Naumburg Bandshell, where pups and their owners can participate in such games and events as Tic-Tac-Dog, Tricks for Treats, the Woof Wheel, Pooch Pinko, and Dancing with Your Dog; get tips from Behavior Matters director Parvene Farhoody; receive microchips from the Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals; apply for or renew dog licenses from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; test their skill on an agility course; and take part in the Paws Promenade and the world’s largest dog selfie. There will also be educational information, a Bark Boutique supporting fair hosts Central Park Paws and the Central Park Conservancy, canine makeovers, the Freshpet Food Truck, and a Family Fun Zone with therapy dogs, a scavenger hunt, Halloween-themed stenciling, interactive storytelling, and face painting.

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