The first of the weekly Wednesday evening “Doggy Happy Hours” begin tonight at Alba Osteria on the patio from 4pm-7pm.
The Washington Area Rescue League (WARL) be at Fifth Street Ace Hardware this Saturday, April 26th from 12pm-2pm, with lots of wonderful adoptable dogs looking for great home like yours. Stop by and you just may meet your new best friend! Wagtime and the MVT CID are also sponsors. Anyone who adopts one of WARL’s adorable pets will get a $15 gift card to Fifth Street Ace Hardware. As an added bonus Ace Hardware is offering 20% off pet supplies during the event.
The fourth annual Santa Celebration in the Triangle at 5th & K Streets NW on Thursday December 12th from 4:30-7:30PM promises to satisfy children of all ages. The event organized by the Mount Vernon Triangle CID (MVTCID) will offer free treats, photo opps with Santa (for kids and dogs!), delicious mulled cider from KUSHI, a popcorn machine courtesy 5th Street Ace Hardware, and scrumptious desserts from Le Pain Quotidien!
The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVTCID) presents a Fall Fun Day on October 26th from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the 5th & K Streets, NW Plaza. The Fall Fun Day will include a variety of festive fall activities ranging from volunteer bulb plantings to a free zombie zumba class, plus a Mini Monsters Kid Parade and Pet Costume Parade.
The 3rd Annual Mount Vernon Triangle Pet Costume Contest and Parade will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in three categories:
Fashion Pioneer, and
This fun event will start in the pocket park located at 5th and Massachusetts Avenue, NW (next to the House of Ruth). Pets should gather in the park at 1:00 p.m. and at 1:30 p.m. will parade to the awards ceremony at 5th and K Streets, NW.
This event is free and open to the public, and will go on rain or shine. All pets are welcome to enter!
Despite poor weather the 2nd Annual MVT Pet Costume Contest, sponsored by Fifth Street Hardware, had 10 dogs participate. The event was moved indoors to Bicycle Space which compiled the Youtube video below.
The Fashion Pioneer Award went to the “Sock Thief” whose costume was hand sewn by the owner.
On Saturday, October 29, 2011, MVTCID will hold its Mount Vernon Triangle Pet Costume Contest to showcase all of the fashionista pets in the neighborhood and celebrate Halloween. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for best dressed pet, and a special prize for – Fashion Pioneer – will also be awarded. Judging will be performed by the staff of 5th Street Ace Hardware, which is also sponsoring the event.
This is the second annual pet costume contest held by MVTCID. Because of the anticipated number of dogs and owners, the contest has been moved to Triangle Park – at 3rd and Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
Who: Open to the public – free!
What: Mount Vernon Triangle Pet Costume Contest
Where: Triangle Park – 3rd and Massachusetts Avenue, NW
When: Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.; rain or shine
Why: To celebrate Halloween and all our pets!
Twelve dogs attended the Halloween Pet Costume Contest the Mount Vernon Triangle CID held on October 30th. I walked by the event – you could tell it was mostly obscured by the mass volumes of people walking back from the Rally to Restore Sanity. Just up the street Busboys had a line running out the door nearly 80 people deep!