SOURCE: Nightingale


October 20, 2009 23:25 ET

This Howl-ween: Who Let the Dogs Out!

Cold Spring Harbor Is Going to the Dogs as the 3rd Annual Howl-ween Parade and Celebration Is Set

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - If you're looking to be part of this year's premier A-List fall event, then the picturesque Village of Cold Spring Harbor is the place to be on Saturday, October 24th (raindate October 25th) at 12 noon for the 3rd Annual Howl-ween Parade and Celebration. Once again, this spectacular star-studded celebration will take place in the old whaling village hosted by everyone's favorite Westie, Corky Nightingale and an elite group of her canine friends. The event calls attention to the importance of animal welfare with a percentage of proceeds raised to be donated to several organizations focused on "rescue dogs and dogs that rescue" including Suffolk County SPCA, NY Animal Rescue Foundation and Town of Huntington Animal Shelter. This year, participants are asked to bring a donation of pet food to support the new Pet Pantry operated by Long Island Cares, Inc. -- The Harry Chapin Food Bank that provides food to needy family pets through their network of more than 560 community-based pantries and hunger assistance organizations.

Breeds from all over the world are planning to participate in the chic canine costume parade and "Paws for A Cause" festival. Spectators will line Main Street to see canines model their finest costumes as they march to the tune "Who Let the Dogs Out!" The parade will begin at the corner of Main Street (Route 25A) and Spring Street at 12 noon and culminates in an exciting festival at Cold Spring Harbor Park where the canine celebrities will be greeted by "pupparazzi" as they enter the park on the "Red Carpet." This year, canines will be joined by their Pirate friends and characters promoting Cirque du Soleil's WINTUK, numerous vendors and live entertainment. There will be raffles and prizes courtesy of La Fiesta and Party 105.

Afternoon activities in the park will include:

--  Canine Costume Parade
--  Woofstock: Ruff, Rhythm & Blues Music by The Tash Brothers Band
--  Vidog Sasson Corner where canines and owners can be groomed
--  Feasts for Beasts
--  Pupparazzi: Glamour Shots For Your Canine
--  Bark the Vote: Canines will once again have a chance to "Bark the
    Vote" on an issue of canine interest. Last year marked the first year that
    canines "Barked the Vote" and cast their ballot for our new President. The
    result -- canines selected Bark Obama over John McCanine
--  New York Life will sponsor a free Child Identification Protection
    service. ID cards will include a photo, digital fingerprints and other
    important information.  Parents are urged to carry these cards in their
    wallets in the event their children are abducted or lost
--  Horizon Foods will provide plenty of chances for owners of the canine
    guests to "spin the wheel" for great food giveaways

According to confidential sources, the guest list is a "Who's Who" of the canine world and include Mrs. New York International 2009 and her Schnauzer, Scooter. Recommended donation is $10.00 per canine guest. To support this worthwhile program, please make checks payable to "Howl-ween" c/o Nightingale & Nightingale, Inc., 93 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724. Corky also encourages you to donate old cell phones at the event. For more information, please call (631) 367-2565 or visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Alyssa Nightingale