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Doggy Fashion Show Freddy’s 3rd Annual 5th Ave
Jul 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
fashion forward Fido’s will be taking it to the streets to strut their stuff on the “catwalk.” The street will be closed to cars but open to canines, with the competition also featuring the obligatory red-carpet entrance, runway stage, prizes and a chance to pose for pupperazzi in front of the step-and-repeat. Admission is FREE.
The Doggy Fashion Show features hosts Mike Drucker and Jess Dweck, both comedy writers for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, who will emcee and provide a play-by-play of the parade of mutt-couture.
“This year we’ll be even bigger and better,” says Freddy’s co-owner and paw-ganizer Donald O’Finn. “In addition to scoring great hosts, we’re increasing the production values including a higher stage so even the most petite pups will be visible to the crowd.” O’Finn also counsels dog owners to think big. “We encourage all contestants to work it, because you get only one entrance. There is no such thing as too extreme.” First prize is the coveted Xena trophy, named in memory of O’Finn’s beloved pit mix, a stray who went on to become a Freddy’s regular for 20 years.
Freddy’s 3rd Annual Doggy Fashion Show – and Summer Stroll
Saturday, July 16
Park Slope 5th Avenue between 12-18 Streets
D/N/R to Prospect Avenue
Doggy Fashion Show Schedule/Details:
Where: Freddy’s Bar, 627 Fifth Avenue at 17 Street
Free to the public and to all contestants
*4-5:30pm – Contestants and owners gather at the Red Carpet Station and pose in front of the Step and Repeat
*6pm start – Doggy Fashion Show begins. First Place winner to receive coveted Xena Trophy with runners up awarded ribbons, medals and citations
Emcees: Comedy writers Mike Drucker and Jess Dweck, both comedy writers for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Judges: Donald O’Finn (Freddy’s Bar), Nancy Drew (local artist), Angel J. Perry (Prospect Park Zoo)
Sponsors include: Smutty Nose Brewing Company
*A portion of select beer sales will be donated to Sean Casey Animal Rescue