UPDATE: Because of inclement weather, the Dog Days of Summer Dog Fest has been rescheduled for July 29.

WHAT: Dog Days of Summer Dog Fest
WHEN: June 17, 2017, 12 PM – 3 PM
WHERE: Liberty Harbor Residences, 333 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

If you live in New York City, you might be loathe to cross the mighty Hudson River on that train they call “the PATH,” even if your closest friends have moved there. But maybe there’s good reason they did, with stunning Manhattan skyline views, a gorgeous waterfront, and a happening restaurant and art scene. Even better? It’s a community, and a community of dog-lovers at that. On June 17, that community is celebrating the best way they know how with the Dog Days of Summer Dog Fest at Liberty Harbor.

Now in its second year, the Dog Fest is where it’s at for Fido to make new friends—and for you to meet your neighbors (or your friends’ neighbors, if you’re popping over for that visit finally). Overtaking a stretch of Regent Street, near the famous Zeppelin Hall Biergarten, the fest will be featuring local vendors of dog gear, like Double Dutch, the Jersey City-based company that makes dual-clip leashes and harnesses to keep your city dog safe, and service providers like Tails on Trails dog walkers for you nine-to-fivers.

A small park will host a slew of games for you and your dog, like bobbing for tennis balls, snack catch, and an agility course. Pawcasso painting? Shut the door, we’re totally in.

You and your four-legged friends will probably be hungry after all that shopping, schmoozing, and playing. Have no fear, the beer garden will have munchies for you, and local Hamilton Park-based ice cream shop Milk Sugar Love will have a limited supply of puppy froyo for the little guy.

And what if you don’t have a dog?

Here’s the best part: the organizers have partnered with See Spot Rescued, a local non-profit organization that rescues dogs from high-kill shelters. They’ll be featuring lovable dogs up for adoption. You might just fall in love with your soul mate over by the Morris Canal.

We can’t think of a better reason to visit NYC’s sixth borough.

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