My Dog Loves Central Park Fair


Come, sit, stay, and celebrate  Central Park and its dog community!

My Dog Loves Central Park Fair

Saturday, October 11, 2014

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Naumburg Bandshell (mid-Park at 72nd Street)

On-leash event. Rain or shine.

This event is hosted by Central Park Paws, a program of Central Park Conservancy. Central Park Paws represents the thousands of dog owners who enjoy the Park every day, and aims to foster and maintain a dialogue between dog owners and the Conservancy, on behalf of the Park.


SCHEDULED EVENTS AT THE MAIN STAGE (with emcee Kevin Character)

11:30 AM – Game: Tic-Tac-Dog

12:00 PM – Trainer Tips (Parvene Farhoody of Behavior Matters Inc.)

12:30 PM – Game: Tricks for Treats

1:00 PM – Trainer Tips (Parvene Farhoody of Behavior Matters Inc.)

1:30 PM – Game: Dancing with your Dog

2:00 PM – Trainer Tips (Parvene Farhoody of Behavior Matters Inc.)

2:30 PM – Paws Promenade: World’s Largest Dog Selfie (#centralparkpaws)



Agility for Everyone

Try out your dog’s agility capability on the obstacle course. Facilitated by Biscuits & Bath.


Bark Boutique

Purchase T-shirts, hats, travel bowls, and other merchandise, to support Paws and Central Park Conservancy. Join or renew your Central Park Conservancy membership to keep the Park clean and green for you and your pup to enjoy. Find out when fun things are happening in the Park when you sign up for monthly Central Park Paws and Conservancy updates.


Family Fun Zone

So much fun, so little time! Learn how to safely greet a canine friend with A Fair Shake, and their therapy dogs. Children can participate in an interactive story journey while learning about Shep, the original Sheepdog of Central Park. Join a scavenger hunt and use investigative skills while learning fun facts about Central Park. Become your favorite breed of pup with the help of expert face painters.


Flair for Fur

Turn heads & get tails wagging with colorful, temporary Pet Expressions! Free Halloween themed pet stencils at the PetSmart booth.

Hound Hydration Station

A water break for your furry friend. Applications for New York City dog licenses also be available.


Have your dog microchipped by veterinarians from the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals.

Mini Makeover

After a long day of play, treat your Rover to a mini makeover. Courtesy of Biscuits & Bath.

Park Paws-itivity and Pooch Plinko

Meet Central Park Paws volunteers, and learn how this program of the Conservancy helps keep the Park a clean and friendly place for dog owners and dogs alike. Win prizes at the Woof Wheel and Pooch Plinko games.

Pet-Friendly Real Estate 101

Bring your inner “barkitect” and find out about all the pet-friendly real estate for sale and for rent in Manhattan, hosted by Ellen Kapit of Town Residential. Don’t be petrified to move. Find out how easy it can be.

Picture Perfect

“Paws” with your dog for a photo op at Martha Stewart Pets® photo booth.

Snack Attack

Let your pup sample fresh food and treats at the Freshpet Food Truck.


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