FIDO Local Dog Related Events
FIDO's Coffee Bark
the First Saturday of Every Month...
In the Long Meadow below the
7 set up - 9 a.m.
*Right now we're operatng under Covid Restrictions
Rain, sleet, snow (sorry - snow
can get the best of us sometime) or shine, FIDO in
Prospect Park sets up a table full of goodies on the
first Saturday of every month. Look for coffee,
pastries, dog biscuits as well as relevant information
pertaining to off-leash activities and issues. And it's
Your Pick: Winter....
What's Coffee Bark?
a regular monthly event, Coffee Bark stands as a shining example of all
that is great about off-leash recreation in City parks. Over the course
of our 2 hour event, many of the hundreds of dogs and their people who
take advantage of the Long Meadow, stop by for coffee and chat about
the concerns of the day. This is our way of making contact with each
and every dog and owner and to let them know what FIDO is all about.
dozens of dogs and people scattered from Grand Army Plaza to the 9th
Street Ball fields, the Long Meadow is an amazing sight. People even
show up at 7 a.m. from as far away as Western Massachusetts! And at 9
am, everyone leashes up and goes home!
You got to see it to believe it!
Though this event is extremely popular with canine
& owner alike, it may not be for everyone. Use
We can always
use volunteers especially to help wrap up the morning. A
big thanks to our Coffee Bark set-up regulars.
Sponsor A Coffee Bark
Sponsoring Coffee Bark not only allows us to maintain
this twenty year old monthly tradition, it allows you to
personally interact with several hundred dog owners and
their families. Sponsoring a Coffee Bar costs $150. We
will publicize that you will be there to answer
questions through Fidobrooklyn Facebook and our
membership e-mail database of 700+ people. You are
welcome to post your own signs on our tables as well. We
do ask that you bring a card table of your own since the
coffee/pastry/dog biscuit tables tend to be chaos!
term monthly sponsors are encouraged.. At present we
have one regular monthly sponsor - a real estate person
specializing in dog friendly apartments. Other
categories are welcome. In reality it would be a
co-sponsorship but the price remains the same for all
parties - $150.
for more details
FIDO Seminar Series
Bark! The Herals Angels Sing
December Howl-a-Day Gathering
Where: Long Meadow beside the
When: December Coffee Bark
Time: 8 am to 10 am
NOTE: We have a permit for
extended off-leash until 10 am in the immediate
vicinity of the event.
Brooklyn dog owners: bring
your canine companions and come celebrate the
holidays at a morning gathering with FIDO In
Prospect Park. Join us for song, coffee& hot
chocolate and mulled cider. Santa will hand out chew
bones and treats. Deck your dogs in festive attire
and gather around for a holiday sing-a-long of your
holiday favorites. Fido will provide songbooks with
Spring Pot Luck Picnic for Pooches & Their
When: Last Friday In May
Where: Prospect Park’s Picnic House
Time: 5 p.m. until dusk
Please bring Some Food
While we sometimes have
restaurant donations on hand, we ask that dog owners
help out by bringing something as well. Those whose
dogs have names beginning with the letters A through
G might bring an appetizer, salad or bread. If your
dog’s name begins with an H through P, bring a small
entrée. For letters Q through Z, a dessert would be
welcome. FIDO will provide beverages, paper goods,
plastic ware, trash bags, water and biscuits for the
Our pot-luck affair will also
feature the FIDO Mid-Summer Games in which canine
contestants vie to see who can catch the most dog
biscuits; who gives the most licks per minute;
biggest/smallest foot/ears; plus stupid dog
tricks. Agility equipment should be on hand
for additional fun.
We will have a permit
designated off-leash area
Prospect Park Alliance Events
The Prospect Park Alliance is a public/private
partnership with the City of New York, which,
through fundraising and advocacy, furthers the
restoration and preservation of Prospect Park and
the development of the Park as a resource for the
people of New York City. The Alliance has been
active in the transformation of Prospect Park into
one of the most sought-after destinations in all of
New York City. The Alliance was instrumental in the
restoration of the 1912 Coney Island-style Carousel,
transformation of Lefferts Homestead into the first
children's historic house museum in the United
States, renovation of the Park's playgrounds, and
the capital campaign to save Brooklyn's last forest
- a restoration of 150 acres of ailing woodlands in
In addition, the Prospect Park Alliance
emphasizes wildlife and nature as found in Prospect
Park through show and tell exhibits located at the
Audubon Center at the Boat House.