Event Archive


04/23/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Coffin Woods Preserve

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Coffin Woods Preserve!

Sat., April 23rd, 10 AM – Noon

90 Oyster Bay Road, Locust Valley, NY

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How to find us: Look for the group of people and dogs by the trailhead.

Please join us for our first-ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Coffin Woods Preserve, part of the North Shore Sanctuaries in Locust Valley! The preserve has nothing to do with anything creepy. It’s named after Charles A. Coffin, the first president of the General Electric Company, who originally owed the land.

On our April Pack Walk™, we’ll be walking on the 2.10-mile loop trail. The trail, which is popular for hiking, trail running and walking, is generally considered an easy route and takes an average of 59 min to complete. Those who wish to shorten the walk can simply turn around and walk back the way we came.

Please be aware that we may encounter off-leash dogs in the park, however, dogs participating in the LI-DOG Pack Walk™ must remain leashed at all times. Please also make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must! Also, no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking as a group and people and dogs can get tangled.

Please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in and we can start on time.

RSVP

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

This should be a great first-ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ in this beautiful preserve!  We hope you can join us on Sat., April 23rd!

 

**In the event of inclement weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9 a.m. Saturday morning. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk is on! **


03/12/2022 – BARK Ranger Hike

 

BARK Ranger Hike for Dogs and Their Humans

Sat., March 12th, 10 AM – 11 AM

Fire Island National Seashore

Wilderness Visitor Center, Smith Point, NY

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Fire Island National Seashore is inviting all dogs and their families to come to the Wilderness Visitor Center at Smith Point for a walk along the ocean beach before their spring and summer closure to pets. (Ocean beaches are closed to dogs from mid-March until early Sept. to protect federally-protected endangered birds.) Also, learn how to become a BARK Ranger. The National Park Service is actively looking for volunteers to meet and greet dog owners before they get on the beach to educate them about the BARK Ranger program and where dogs are allowed throughout the year. Please remember dogs must remain on a 6-foot or shorter leash at all times. No flexi-leads, please.

Please note: Reservations are Required

For reservations and more information, email FIIS_Information@nps.gov or call 631-281-3010.

 


03/20/2022 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Dix Hills Park

 

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Dix Hills Park!

Sunday, March 20th, 11 AM – 1 PM

575 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Dix Hills, NY 11746

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How to find us: Look for the big parking lot on the right after you enter the park and the people and dogs near the brown sign at the trailhead.

Please join us for our first LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season on the lovely Woodland Trail in Dix Hills Park, Huntington! LI-DOG Pack Walks™–group on-leash walks–are a great way to enjoy Long Island’s beautiful parks with your dog, while meeting new friends and their pups.

The trail, which is covered by trees, is a bit hilly and can be gravely at points, is one of the nicest dog-friendly trails on Long Island. The walk will take about an hour as we follow the 2-mile-long trail around the perimeter of the park. There are several places where you can cut the walk short, though, if you want.

Please be aware that dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES on the Pack Walk™. Please also make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must! Also, no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking as a group and people and dogs can get tangled.

Please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in and we can start on time.

To RSVP, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

Or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

This should be a great first LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2022 season! We hope you can join us at Dix Hills Park on Sun., the 20th!

*In the event of inclement weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 10 am Sunday morning. If there is no announcement, the Pack Walk is on! *


11/07/2021 – LI-DOG Howl-o-Ween Pawty 2021

LI-DOG Howl-O-Ween Pawty!

Sun., Nov. 7th, 1 – 5PM

Off Key Tikki Waterside Bar & Grill

31 Baker Pl.,  Patchogue

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How to find us: Look for the palm trees and goblins!

Dress up your pup and yourself in your Howl-O-Ween finest and then come join us for a HOWLING GOOD time at LI-DOG’s Howl-O-Ween Pawty on the beautiful waterfront and “beach” at Off Key Tikki Bar & Grill in Patchogue! The Pawty starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7th.

Enjoy the beautiful views, delicious food, tropical drinks, contests, raffles, and lots of fun for the pups!

Your dog will get to play “Trick for Treat”, then take part in the costume parade and contest where you can compete in one of two categories – best standalone pet or best pet/parent duo. First prize winners in each category will receive a prize, graciously donated by Off Key Tikki!

We’ll also have a scary, but not too scary photo booth so you can take a memorable shot of your dog at the event and let your pup show off their inner “PupCasso” at the LI-DOG Paw Printing Booth!

You can nosh on hot dogs, generously provided by Off Key Tikki,  order food and drinks from Off Key Tikki’s new menu, or if you haven’t had enough, sample the free Howl-o-ween candy. Off-Key Tikki is also concocting drink specials to mark the occasion! 

 

This is a fundraising event to benefit LI-DOG, so please visit the raffle tables to take a chance at winning one of the GREAT raffle  baskets generously donated by our sponsors. Thank you BarkBox, Brutus Bone Broth, EarthBath, Earth Rated, GloMarr Pet Products, Jones Natural Chews, Otto’s Coffee Shop, Panera Bread, Petco, Stew Leonards E. Meadow,  and Suhru Wines  PLUS individual donations from author Jean Derespina, artist Alan Meschkow, knit master Gail Meschkow, and Bailey Applebee Dog and his Mom!  An especially big THANK YOU to Off-Key Tikki for donating prizes, food, and their FUN space to our event! Donations support our work to increase access to public parkland and beaches for Long Island dogs owners and their pets.

Admission: $5 at the door.

Please be aware dogs must remain leashed on non-retractable leads at all times. As always, please walk you dog before entering the venue. Dogs are not permitted inside the restaurant.

To RSVP to our Howl-o-Ween  Pawty, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing you and your pup at LI-DOG’s Howl-o-Ween Pawty on Nov. 7th.  Happy Howling!


11/21/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk Fire Island National Seashore

Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Fire Island National Seashore

 

Sun., Nov. 21st, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Fire Island Lighthouse Beach

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How to Find Us: Meet us at the far eastern end of Parking Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park.  We’ll walk over to Fire Island National Seashore from there.

On Sunday, Nov 21st, please join LI-DOG for our first ever LI-DOG Pack Walk™ along the beautiful Fire Island National Seashore! Our Pack Walks–group on-leash walks–are a great way for you and your dog to socialize with other pet parents and their pups while enjoying some of Long Island’s beautiful parks and beaches.

For this, our final LI-DOG Pack Walk™  of the 2021 season, we’ll meet at the far eastern end of Parking Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the beach at Robert Moses. To get to Fire Island National Seashore, we’ll walk north and east along the broad grassy shoulder of Robert Moses Parkway and then onto the dirt road that runs south of the lighthouse. There are great views of the lighthouse from the dirt road and the main path to the lighthouse.

Opposite the sign for the Fire Island Lighthouse, we’ll cross over the dunes on a pre-made path to the ocean beach. At that point, you’ll be able either to turn right and head back along the ocean to Robert Moses or if you want to do a bit longer walk, you’ll be able to turn left and walk further East towards Kismet, before doubling back towards Robert Moses. The shorter walk will cover about 1.5 miles and take about 45 minutes, the longer walk will be closer to 2.5 miles. In either case, you will be walking along the shore with your dog enjoying wide open views of sea, sand and sky.

Two additional features make this Pack Walk particularly exciting: 1) The National Park Service, which manages FINS, has advised us that there have been sightings of humpback whales and dolphins lately. It is also common to see hawks and other large birds circling over head. 2) We are hopeful that in addition to our usual contingent of seasoned LI-DOG Pack Leaders, we will be joined by a Park Ranger who lives on Fire Island and will be happy to point out wildlife and other interesting sights.

Please be aware that dogs must remain leashed AT ALL TIMES on the Pack Walk. Please also make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must! Also, no retractable leashes as we’ll be walking as a group and people and dogs can get tangled.

Please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in and we can start on time.

To RSVP:

LI-DOG on Meetup

or email lidog_news@yahoo.com

*In the event of inclement weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 9 am Sunday morning.*

This should be a great final LI-DOG Pack Walk™ of the 2021 season!

We hope you and your dog can join us at Fire Island National Seashore on Sun., the 21st!


10/24/2021 – LI-DOG Pack Walk at Old Westbury Gardens 2021

 

 

LI-DOG 2019 Pack Walk Photo Credit: Joann Garguola

LI-DOG Pack Walk™ at Old Westbury Gardens!

Sun., Oct. 24th, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Dog Friendly Weekend at Old Westbury Gardens

Sat. and Sun., Oct. 23rd and 24th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Rd · Old Westbury, NY

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How to find us:  Look for LI-DOG’s Blue Tent!

Crisp fall air, pumpkin spice, apple cider, and Halloween costumes—celebrate all the fun of autumn with Fido during Dog-Friendly Days at Old Westbury Gardens, Sat. and Sun., Oct. 23rd and 24th.

Enjoy the Gardens with your fur baby all weekend long from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Then, on Sunday, Oct. 24th, join LI-DOG for an LI-DOG Pack Walk™—a group on-leash dog walk–through the grounds of this beautiful 200-acre estate. Our Oct. Pack WalkTM  will allow you and your dog to explore the woodland trails, lakeside grounds, and beautiful lawns of this magnificent estate. It will take about 45 minutes and is almost all on flat ground. There are opportunities to shorten the walk as well.

Please be at our table by 11 a.m. on Sunday to sign in for the Pack Walk. Registrants for our Pack Walk will have the opportunity to donate $5 or $10 to LI-DOG for a chance to win a raffle basket generously donated by Earth Bath and Glo-marr Pet Products. Proceeds from the raffle support LI-DOG’s work to open local parks and beaches to our four-legged family members.

Please make sure to bring poop bags–as clean-up is a must!–and bring your camera as there are many beautiful photo opportunities on the grounds.

Once again, Old Westbury Gardens is inviting doggie vendors, rescue groups, and animal advocacy organizations to set up booths that weekend. LI-DOG will set up on Sunday, the 24th. Also, on Sunday there’ll be a big costume contest and parade starting at 3 p.m. (You must register by 2:30pm to join the parade).

While visiting the gardens, dogs must be on-leash at all times, please no RETRACTABLE leashes, and they are not allowed in any buildings on the grounds. Please also keep them from walking on the flowers.

Tickets to gain admission to Old Westbury Gardens must be purchased IN ADVANCE from OWG’s website. No tickets will be sold at the admissions booth. Tickets are good from arrival time until closing time.

OWG admission fees are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors (over 62) and students with valid ID, and $8 for children ages 7-17. OWG members, children 6 and under, and four-legged visitors are FREE.

Old Westbury Garden members do NOT need to buy advance tickets. They need to simply present their valid membership card to the admissions staff.

For more info about Old Westbury Gardens: Email info@oldwestburygardens.org (vendors and rescue groups encouraged to sign-up!) or visit Old Westbury Gardens website and click on Visit to get the Daily Calendar for event details and a wonderful overview of their other fall events and programs.

To RSVP for the LI-DOG Pack WalkTM, go to:

LI-DOG on Meetup

LI-DOG on Facebook

or email us at lidog_news@yahoo.com

*In the event of inclement weather, please check our Meetup or Facebook Group as we will post any weather-related changes by 10 AM Sunday morning.*

We hope to see you and your dogs at Old Westbury Gardens on the 24th!


10/23/2021 – Howl-o-Ween at Michael Tully Dog Park

 

Howl-O-Ween at Michael J. Tully Dog Park!

 

Sat., Oct. 23rd, 11 AM – 1 PM (Rain or shine)

Michael J. Tully Dog Park

1801 Evergreen Avenue, New Hyde Park

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Ready for music, crafts, giveaways and a canine Halloween costume contest? Come join the fun with contests for best dog and best pet parent/pet costume duo!
To enter, you must go to the photo booth between 11a.m. and 12:00p.m.; winners will be announced at 12:30p.m.

All pets must be on a leash and, as always, please be vigilant about cleaning up after your pet!

This event will take place at the Town of North Hempstead’s popular Michael J. Tully dog park in New Hyde Park. Come check it out!

There is no charge for admission. All participants are asked to follow New York State and CDC COVID-19 guidelines-the event is outdoors, but social distancing and appropriate mask protocols are encouraged.

More information: Call 516-869-6311 or 311

We hope to see you and your dogs at the Tully Dog Park on Sat., the 23rd! 


10/24/2021 – Howl-o-Ween Barkin Brunch

Howl O Ween Barkin’ Brunch!

 

Sun., Oct. 24th, 11 AM – 3 PM

The Refuge

515 Broadhollow Road 
Melville, NY 11747

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Dress your pup and enjoy The Refuge’s Annual Howl O Ween Barkin Brunch on Sun., Oct. 24th! 

Pet Parade & Costume Contest begins at 1PM.  Prizes will be given for Best Dressed Dog, Best Owner/Doggy Pair and Best Dressed Group.

Reservations are highly recommended. Call 631-577-4444. Brunch Menu served 11am-3pm. Vegan options are available.

Also, check out the special Pawty Menu for the pooches!  

This event is generously supported by Tito’s Vodka–Vodka for Dog people.

For more info: Call The Refuge at 631-577-4444 or go to The Refuge 110.

 


10/30/2021 – Nassau Barkfest 2021

 

 

Nassau Barkfest 2021- Pet Costume Contest & Parade

 

Rescheduled: Sat., Nov. 6th, 1 – 4 pm 

Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre

Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, N.Y. (Parking at Fields 6 and 6A)

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Everyone, including our canine companions, loves a good Halloween party! Nassau Barkfest is Long Island’s largest, free spook-tacular party, parade and costume contest for dogs and their people!

Dress up your furry friend in his or her Halloween finest — silly, fancy, or scary — and join the parade. Costume judging will begin at 2:30 pm and prizes will be awarded.

LI-DOG, rescue groups and other animal-friendly organizations will be there to help celebrate. All pets must be on a leash and, as always, please be vigilant about cleaning up after your pet!

This event is sponsored by the Nassau County SPCA and Long Island’s K98.3 radio station. As noted there is no charge for admission, but all participants are asked to bring a donation of pet food for families who are facing difficult financial times and need help feeding their pets. Food donations will be collected at the entrances.

The event is outdoors, but social distancing and appropriate mask protocols are encouraged.

For more information about Nassau Barkfest:
Call: 516-315-6686 or email: barkfest@nassaucountyny.gov

We hope to see you and your dogs–in costume!–at Nassau Barkfest on the 30th!

Please Note: This event has been rescheduled from Sat., Oct. 30th to Sat., Nov. 6th because of predictions for heavy rain and wind on the 30th. 

 

 


09/13/2021 – Splish Splash Doggie Dip 2021

 

Splish Splash Doggie Dip 2021!

Mon., Sept. 13th, 10AM – 12PM

Splish Splash Water Park,  Calverton, NY 

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Benefit for Kent Animal Shelter

Spend a morning with your dog at Splish Splash Water Park, while helping to raise money for shelter animals!

On Mon., Sept. 13th from 10AM – 12PM,  Splish Splash will be hosting their annual Doggie Dip. Come and enjoy a morning with your pup in the Kahuna Bay Wave Pool, meet other dogs and their pet parents, and maybe meet a new canine best friend for your pup!

Visitors are asked to make a  $15 CASH donation per person plus $10 per pooch. All proceeds go to Kent Animal Shelter to help provide food and shelter for current rescue animals.

“This event is a great way for Splish Splash to give back to our local community, offer our guests an additional day of fun in the sun, and of course meet some of Long Island’s cutest canines,” said Splish Splash’s General Manager. Guests will have a chance to meet dogs currently searching for their furever homes at Kent Animal Shelter.

Limit one dog per pet parent.  All dogs must have a current rabies tag, collar, leash and license. No aggressive dogs  allowed. Any dog displaying aggressive behavior will be requested to leave with NO refund.

Please bring poop bags and water for your dogs, and please be respectful and clean up after them.

For more information about the event  go to  Splish Splash Events or call 631-727-3600.