This event has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 24! Please join us!
Celebrate Pride – a celebration for ALL – including your pets! Come out with your dog to Manhattan West Plaza on June 24 from 12-4PM for a colorful afternoon of amazing performances, fabulous activities, and marvelous treats! Humans and canines alike will enjoy a live program of performances by Circus Amok and activities that range from pet tarot readings to rainbow paw-dicures. Attire is encouraged that captures you and your furry friend’s true colors and commemorates Pride. Or pick up a rainbow bandana upon your arrival!
Free advanced registration on Eventbrite is recommended (via the “Register” link at right) and all attendees must read and sign THIS WAIVER (1 per person) in order to attend. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available. Register on Eventbrite and sign the waiver ahead of time and receive a free collapsible dog dish upon check-in (while supplies last).
+ Performances by Circus Amok – Be amazed by this NYC-based circus-theatre company that will bring its funny, queer, caustic, and meaningful one-ring spectacles to Woof Fest! Bessie and Obie Award-winning host Jennifer Miller and company will entertain you with comedy, juggling, stilt walking, acrobatics, unicycle riding, and a live band!
+ Pup Psychic Paw-ler – See into your dog’s future – or past! Our psychics will perform tarot card and crystal ball readings for your pup.
+ Pawdicures – Our friendly pet stylists will give your four-legged friend special painted nails for Pride. Using dog-friendly polish, each nail will be painted a different color to make a rainbow!
+ Pet Caricatures – Capture your canine at their best with a hand-drawn caricature of your dog, created by our talented artists.
+ Photo Op – Call the pup-a-razzi! Walk the green carpet and capture an Instagrammable moment, as you and your pup pose alongside a variety of queer icons.
+ Treat Table – Your furry companion can sample a variety of flavored bones and dog treats while their humans enjoy all of the amazing dining options at Manhattan West!
+ Plus enjoy a special mini dog run and play area, as well as fun giveaways (for dogs and their humans), while supplies last.
Attend Woof Fest: Paws for Pride and be one of the first 40 people to receive a Pride gift bag (while supplies last).
- Enter the event.
- Snap a photo during the event, post it on Instagram (stories or feed), and tag @ManhattanWestNYC.
- Visit the MW Information Tent (black tent near entrance) and show the Brand Ambassador your post.
- Receive a free Pride gift bag, while supplies last.
Please Note: You must be onsite and in-person at the event to receive this giveaway.
Circus Amok is a New York City based circus-theater company whose mission is to provide free public art addressing contemporary issues of social justice to the people of New York City.
Directed and founded by Jennifer Miller, the group has been together since 1989, bringing its funny, queer, caustic and sexy, political, one-ring spectacles to diverse neighborhoods throughout the city. Traditional circus skills — tight rope walking, juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, clowning — are combined with experimental dance, life-size puppetry, music old and new, gender-bending performance art and improvisational techniques, creating new meanings for circus while continuing to entertain crowds of all ages throughout the city streets, gardens, parks, and playgrounds.
Circus Amok invites the audience to envision a more empowered life of community interaction while enjoying a queer celebratory spectacle.