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Rubie’s Offers Hamilton Tickets to ‘Best in Show’ Winner at Halloween Parade for Dogs




Proceeds go to the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.

(Press Release) NEW YORK, NY – Rubie’s Pet Shop Boutique, a division of Halloween powerhouse Rubie’s Costume Co. is announcing the 27th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade as the main sponsor.

On Saturday, Oct. 21, at noon, thousands of costumed canines and spectators will march on Tompkins Square Park to participate in the country’s largest Halloween costume parade for dogs. This year, they will be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes, including Hamilton tickets on Broadway for “Best in Show” and, naturally, bragging rights for the year.

All proceeds go to the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation for the maintenance and upkeep of the newly restored Tompkins Square Dog Run.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 21


Parade: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Tompkins Square Park

500 East Ninth St. between Avenue A & Avenue B

New York, NY 10008

Take the No. 6 train to Astor place and walk east along Ninth Street. Enter Tompkins Square Park at Ninth Street & Avenue A.


ABOUT: The Tompkins Square Dog Run is the largest dog run in New York City. All donations will be contributed to the
New York City Parks Department for the maintenance and upkeep of the dog park. The tradition of an annual dog run Halloween
parade began in Tompkins Square in the 1980s and has spawned similar events around the city. Dogs wishing to
compete for prizes should arrive anytime between Noon and 2. Prizes are awarded during two rounds, with judges crowning
the 10 best from each before choosing an overall winner for “Best in Show”

SPONSORS: Rubie’s Pet Shop Boutique and Purina PetCare

ABOUT RUBIE’S: Rubie’s Costume Co., established in 1951, is a distributor of costumes, accessories and holiday products with offices in 15 countries. Rubie’s is also a major licensee for leading studios such as Warner Bros., Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Nickelodeon and many others.


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