Featured Alliance Events
The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals sponsors or co-sponsors several large annual events, all with the common mission of eliminating the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in New York City's animal shelters. These public events provide pet adoption, low-cost pay/neuter, low-cost microchipping, and/or other services, promote responsible pet ownership, and offer lots of opportunities for fun!
Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days (May/June)
Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days, the biggest free pet adoption event in America, is back again this year, and the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is leading the charge in New York City to place our participating organizations' dogs and cats in qualified forever homes!
Broadway Barks (July)
Broadway Barks is a free, star-studded dog and cat adoption event, created in 1999 by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. The annual event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, takes place the second Saturday in July in Shubert Alley, with festivities and celebrity presentations of adoptable pets from citywide animal shelters.
Bark in the Park (August)
It's not every day you can take your dog to a ballgame. But each summer, the Brooklyn Cyclones invite fans to bring their dogs to the annual Bark in the Park baseball game at MCU Park in Coney Island. Cyclones fans and their canine friends have the opportunity for an exciting "dog's day" of fun as the Cyclones take on another area team. Sponsored by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and Maddie's Fund, the Pet Rescue Foundation, Bark in the Park features dog and cat adoptions from Alliance Participating Organizations, low-cost microchipping for dogs and cats, great photo ops for the kids with Maddie, the six-foot Miniature Schnauzer mascot from Maddie's Fund, and ballpark specials.
Adoptapalooza — our late summer pet adoption extravaganza — features wonderful cats, dogs, and rabbits for adoption. This free public event also features activities and entertainment, which might include raffles, training and agility demonstrations, advice on pet health care, training, and grooming, pet photographers, and other fun activities for the whole family — two- and four-legged alike!
Whiskers in Wonderland (December)
The Whiskers in Wonderland holiday pet adoption event, presented by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, in partnership with the Petco Foundation, features more than 300 loveable cats, kittens, and rabbits just waiting to be welcomed into new homes for the holidays. In return, these furry new friends will give the gift of unconditional love! Don't miss New York City's largest pet adoption opportunity of the holiday season!
Every year since 2010, some of New York's most prestigious architectural designers, through an inventive project called Architects for Animals, have been helping New York City's feral cats by creating imaginative winter shelters to provide them with a refuge from the cold. We are delighted to present these collections of unique, inspired winter shelters for public viewing at the Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter exhibit before they are placed in locations throughout the city to provide comfort for the cats. This annual exhibition benefits the New York City Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.