We were scared for a second but it’s been confirmed. The Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade is back on!
After nearly three decades in New York City, the Halloween Dog Parade has become a part of the city’s spirit. However, due to what was a lack of funding and liability issues this year, the event was canceled.
When news first broke, organizer and dog park volunteer Garrett Rosso explained on the event’s Facebook page that, “the Parks Department is asking for a large insurance and liability policy in order to hold the event this year—and we simply don’t have the funds or sponsor willing to provide it.”
As of yesterday, our hopes are back up. According to the event Facebook page, this year the event will be moved to the East River Park Amphitheater on October 28, starting at 12 pm.
We can’t wait!
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