Cold Spring Harbor is going to the dogs. Once again the picturesque Village of Cold Spring Harbor is the place to be on Saturday, October 19th (rain date: October 20th) at 12 noon for the “7th Annual Howl-ween: Corky’s Canine Costume Parade Celebration and Paws for a Cause Event” which includes a wonderful "Howling Hound" Doggie Halloween Party and Sidewalk Sale following the parade. This spectacular star-studded celebration, produced by Nightingale PR, features an exciting street sale, a luxury, classic car show, live music and the most elaborate parade of canines in costumes. The event honors the memory of Corky Nightingale, the adorable Westy who served as Parade Grand Marshal and mascot for years and was the inspiration for this very special celebration.
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Canines from all over the tri-state area are planning to participate in the chic canine costume parade considered a “Paws for A Cause” celebration. The parade will begin at 12 noon at the corner of Shore Rd and Main St (25A). Spectators will line the street and for a few minutes, Main Street will be transformed to a "cat walk" where canines will model their finest costumes as they march to the tune: “Who Let the Dogs Out.”
The Parade will end at Spring Street where the canine celebrities will be warmly greeted by “pupparazzi” and have a chance to enjoy the afternoon's festivities including a canine costume contest, sidewalk sale and other fun-filled activities throughout the town. Rumors have it that some of the canines will be showing off some "hot" luxury, classic and vintage cars in the parade! In addition, Cold Spring Harbor Village will be declared “Corky’s Canine Friendly Town” for the day and canines and their owners will be welcomed with open paws to browse the shops and experience the beauty of this charming village. "This year's event is going to be spectacular," explains Maxie Nightingale, the German Shepherd Chief Canine Officer of the Parade. "I'm so excited about Howl-ween that I can't stop my tail from wagging," she added.
“Howl-Ween: Corky’s Canine Costume Parade” has received recognition throughout the world for its creativity. The Summit International Awards has honored Nightingale PR for the event with a 1st place Gold Recognition for Best Community Relations Program/PR in the prestigious Summit International Creative Awards. “Our goal is to help the local community and have fun by creating a program which would make a difference, support local business and increase the town’s visibility,” explained Alyssa Nightingale, creator of Howl-ween. Sponsors to date include Nightingale PR, the Cold Spring Harbor Main Street Association, Harbor Hounds and Nightingale & Partners.
Every canine who would like to join the parade to show off their costume is invited to join us. This year the canine parade entry is FREE so please sign up to be part of this star-studded event. We will also be collecting donations of pet food (drop off at Nightingale & Partners, 93 Main St) to support the Baxter's Pet Pantry operated by Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank. For information, call (631) 367-2565 or online www.howl-ween.com