Episode 70: You’re Invited––Fall 2018 Greyhound Events in NJ (And One in NY!)

Don’t miss a thing or all the fun!

Here comes Autumn!  And with it, comes a dozen major events happening in New Jersey, and one in New York, throughout the season. If you’re not from the NJ area, you may want to listen as you may get some “pawesome” fundraising ideas for events you can implement within your greyhound adoption organization. And if you are from the New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Delaware area, we’re looking forward to see you and our events this Fall!

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Download, print, and display in a prominent area either or both of these GFNJ Autumn major event flyers:

 

Listing and links for every event highlighted in this episode:

Sunday, September 16
Greyhound Friends of New Jersey Annual Fall Picnic
11a – 3p
Mighty Mutts Tabernacle Kennel
46 Carranza Road, Tabernacle, NJ
FREE!
Greyhounds welcome!

 

Saturday, September 22
Greyhound Friends of New Jersey Garage Sale
9a–5p
(September 23 Rain Date)
107 Colfax Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ
To volunteer or donate items, contact Ellen at 201-289-1683.

 

Tuesday, September 25
Stomp in the Swamp Bike and Car Cruise
GFNJ Tent
5p – 10p
Meadowlands Racetrack
East Rutherford, NJ
FREE!
Greyhounds welcome!
 

Saturday, September 29
All Paws on Board
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk––On the Beach
GFNJ Tent
10a–2p
FREE!
300 Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant, NJ
Greyhounds welcome!

 

Tuesday October 13
GFNJs 3rd Annual Fast Cars, Fast Hounds Car Cruise
11a – 3p
79 Two Bridges Road
Fairfield, NJ
$10 Per Exhibit Vehicle, FREE Spectator Entry
Greyhounds welcome!

 

Zoombaween
Edison, NJ
Stay Tuned!
Greyhounds welcome!

 

Sunday, October 14
Applefest
GFNJ Tent
9a – 5p
Downtown Warwick, NY
FREE!
Greyhounds welcome!

 

Sunday, October 21
Find Your Boo! Family Festival, Starring Greyhound Friends of New Jersey
11a – 2p
Voorhees Veterinary Center
Echelon Village Plaza
1120 White Horse Road
Voorhees, NJ
FREE!
Greyhounds welcome!

 

Saturday, October 27
Barktoberfest
11a – 3p
Turtle Back Zoo
(Event is immediately outside the zoo.)
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ
Greyhounds welcome to Barktoberfest, but not inside the zoo.

 

Saturday, October 27
Infinifest Halloween Bash, Staring Infinitus Mortus
GUEST LIST ONLY––NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR.
Email and PayPal Al Cavallo to reserve your spot on the list.
7p – 11p
Rahway Post 5 American Legion
581 Maple Ave, Rahway, New Jersey 07065
$10 Per Person; All Ages Welcome
Greyhounds attend by reservation only; eMail Al Cavallo for info and to get on the guest list.
Check out the music of Infinitus Mortus.

 

Saturday, November 10 & Sunday, November 11
GFNJ’s 22nd Annual Pet & Craft Expo
10 am – 4pm Both Days
Westfield Armory
500 Rahway Road
Westfield, NJ
$6 Per Person
Greyhounds and other dogs welcome; please carry or use a stroller for small dogs.

 

Saturday, December 1
NJ Devils vs. Winnipeg Jets
7p – About 10p
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette Street
Newark, NJ
$50 Per Person
This is a people-only event (unless a certain amount of tickets are sold.)
Get your Fastest Game/Fastest Dogs T-shirt to wear at the game (optional) or just because it’s a cool shirt.

 

 

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Episode 47: Greyhounds in Gettysburg®––The Largest Greyhound Gathering In the U.S.

Discover the largest greyhound gathering in the USA.

Taking place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania April 26–29, 2018, Greyhounds in Gettysburg®, or GiG, as it’s affectionately called, is the largest greyhound gathering in the United States. In this episode, pull up a chair and listen in on a conversation with Toni Duchi, the Executive Director of GiG and President of Nittany Greyhounds. Toni shares all you need to know about the event, now in it’s 20th year. You’ll hear about vendors for an amazing greyhound shopping experience, educational seminars, social activities, and more! Thanks to the dedication of countless volunteers, GiG has become the largest greyhound reunion in the U.S., with more than 1,000 sighthounds and their people (from all over the world) arriving in historic Gettysburg.

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Episode 25: National Black Dog Day

October 1 is National Black Dog Day.

October 1 marks the celebration of National Black Dog Day. In this episode, we explore why black dogs have their own, special day, a little touch of controversy over the data, and why black dogs make loving companions, just like other dogs.
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Episode 22: 5K for Greys–An International, Virtual Event Benefiting Greyhounds

An international, virtual event for the greyhound community.

From October 20 to October 29, 2017, greyhound lovers around the globe will be participating in an international, virtual event to benefit former racing greyhounds waiting to be  adopted into homes where they’ll be loved. 5K for Greys is a virtual 5K done at your pace, at your place, in late October. This event is to help support the daily and, when applicable, healthcare needs, of the greyhounds waiting for homes of their own and in the care of Greyhound Friends of New Jersey. Participating is easy!

  1. Register.
  2. Complete your 5K by walking, running, biking (including stationary), swimming, rollerblading––any way you choose. That’s it––no need to report back in. We’re on the honor system!
  3. After 10/29, you’ll be mailed a gorgeous 5K for Greys medal (approximately 3″ across) on a royal blue ribbon.

In this episode, we sit down with event coordinator Nancy Bowden, as she shares more about this virtual 5K and why registering is a win-win.

 

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Episode 21: Greyhounds Reach the Beach®

Discover an annual greyhound event on the beaches of DE.

On October 5 through October 8 (event check-in is October 6), greyhounds and their people will be celebrating the breed at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. It’s Greyhounds Reach the Beach®, produced by The Grapehound Wine Tour, Inc., a 501(c)(3) registered charity established to benefit greyhound and sighthound adoption. All proceeds from this event, after costs, are donated to 501(c)(3) greyhound adoption organizations.

In this episode, we have a conversation with Sara Dougherty. Sarah gives us a preview of Greyhounds Reach the Beach®, including the social events, speakers, and vendors you can expect. She also shares information about accommodations and dining options.

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