Attention, dog owners: Mark your calendars for BarkFest 2015, the world’s biggest dog pawty!
BarkFest 2015 is taking over the Brooklyn waterfront at 50 Kent in Williamsburg for a day jam-packed with activities for parents and their pups. You can expect a splash zone, agility courses, food trucks, a beer garden, celebrity dogs Menswear Dog, Marnie The Dog, and the first ever dog-friendly fireworks. If your pup is more than a pet, you don’t want to miss BarkFest. This event is free and open to the public, and all ages, and pooches, are welcome.
BarkFest begins at 2 p.m. on July 19, and features a ton of activities for you and your pup, including a splash zone where you can beat the heat; an activity course for running, jumping, and crawling; a “farts and crafts” station; the opportunity to play with adoptable dogs from the Foster Dogs NYC; a chance to pose with your pooch in a GIF booth; a hot dog contest to test the tummy of hungry pups; food trucks for humans; a relaxation zone; an activity mat by Kruuse where you can test your pup’s smarts; the chance to have your portrait drawn by one of NYC’s best caricature artits; and dog tattoos, courtesy of Tattly.
And, of course, BarkFest wouldn’t be the world’s biggest dog pawty without the world’s most well-known dogs! You’ll find them in the Celebridog Zone at the ‘Fest. Line up early to snap a selfie with these pups, including the famous Menswear Dog and Marnie the Dog, one of the all-time biggest canine celebrities. There will also be an hourly raffle all BarkFest long to raise money for Foster Dogs NYC. Raffle items include a Bark & Co Swag package, a $50 SweetGreen gift card, Benefite Cosmetics makeup package, a one-year subscription to Blue Apron, a Madewell leather tote; and more. Purchase a raffle ticket in the hour before the given prize to be elegible for that item. Each ticket is $1 and can be purchased in the BarkShop tent.
BarkBox is committed to the health and safety of pups with everything they do. Dog trainer Shelby Semel will be on-site to help dogs and their people navigate new situations Shelby Semel Dog Training uses all Positive Reinforcement techniques. The goal of Positive Reinforcement Dog Training is to make your dog want to work with you using a marker signal (the word “yes” or a clicker) to reward desired behaviors. This training is user-friendly and fun for the whole family to participate in – even young children. Our goal is to work side by side with you and your dog until you receive your desired results.
In addition, the wonderful vets at One Love Animal Hospital in Brooklyn will also be on-site. Carefully designed to be a calming and stress-free environment for you and your pet, One Love Animal Hospital is a unique addition among Brooklyn’s veterinary care services. Their aim is to provide your pet with high quality comprehensive medical care that will enhance their health and vitality, and prolong your relationship with them.