Doggy Fashion Show
Sat Jul 16 @
FREDDY’S 3rd ANNUAL 5th AVE DOGGY FASHION SHOW:
Attendance is free. Entry is free and easy. 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.
Beer and food specials for Man & Beast a-like. Party starts at 5pm on 5th Ave between 17th & 18th Street, in the Street in front of the famous Freddy’s Bar & Backroom. The Runway show is scheduled to start at 6pm. There will be the usual Raised platform Cat-Walk Runway, the Red carpet and the Step & Repeat wall for press and pictures. Special Doggy After Party (Also before & during) at Freddy’s Bar going all night! If i can answer any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Email Donald O’Finn at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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), Adrianne Wilcox (Park Slope Frenchies.)
Some Pics & Links from previous shows are below.
FRANCE 2 Evening News. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ytdg0_blog-le-business-du-chien-aux-usa_news
“…the focus will be on the canines on the catwalk as they vie for the “Best Dressed” title. … take home free giveaways, and their owners can drink to a good cause: Freddy’s plans to donate a portion of the day’s beer sales to a local no-kill animal shelter.”~ NY Times
“Pups strutted their stuff at the second annual Doggy Fashion Show at Park Slope watering hole Freddy’s Bar and the owner of the top dog said he was star-struck just walking beside his prize pooch on the runway.
“It was the most celebrity moment I’ve experienced in my life, just being near her, because cameras were flashing,” said Erik Satre of Cobble Hill, whose shih tzu-poodle mix Harley won first place. Harley took the competition by storm in a princess tiara and a costume Satre said he constructed out of Crown Royal whiskey bags, which drew plenty of howls and wolf-whistles from the audience.”~ N.Y. Times
“The crowd was really good and supportive, and everyone was congratulating every dog,” Satre said. (http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/38/30/dtg-doggy-fashion-show-2015-07-24-bk.htm
As it aired on FRANCE 2. French evening news: BLOG – Le business du chien aux USAby ftv-geopolis
Crane’s 5 Boros: http://www.5boros.com/2015/07/pretty-pups-strut-their-stuff-for-park-slopes-doggy-fashion-show/
DNA Info: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150716/park-slope/17-things-for-you-do-brooklyns-neighborhoods-this-weekend
Brooklyn for Pets: http://brooklynforpets.com/blogs/let-your-pup-walk-the-runway-in-2nd-annual-south-slope-doggy-fashion-show/
Jason the DogWalker: http://www.jasonthedogwalker.com/blog/2015/6/23/2nd-annual-south-slope-doggy-fashion-show-sat-july-18th-2015
“Freddy’s 1rst Annual Doggy Fashion Show” photos & details: http://brooklynforpets.com/blogs/let-your-pup-walk-the-runway-in-2nd-annual-south-slope-doggy-fashion-show/
To get more info about Freddy’s- www.freddysbar.com.