New Haven events will benefit dogs in need of adoption
NEW HAVEN >> Dogs in need of adoption will benefit from two events downtown Sunday.
The annual dog adoption event held on the Broadway island will be joined this year by the inaugural Appetizer and Dessert Crawl fundraiser to benefit the Robin I. Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter.
“We have been holding the (dog adoption) portion of this event every August on Broadway Island, which has always worked out nicely, but the Appetizer & Dessert Crawl adds a new element of fun and excitement, and an opportunity to raise money for the shelter,” said Police Officer Joseph Manganiello, the city’s animal control officer, in a press release.
Between 1 and 4 p.m., patrons can sample appetizers and desserts from 12 restaurants that are part of The Shops at Yale. The $20 ticket includes free parking at the 150 York St. garage and a chance to win gift cards to J. Crew, Urban Outfitters, Raggs for Men & Women, idiom boutique, Denali and Barbour at a reception after the crawl. Tickets are limited to 200. Check-in is at the Broadway island, 56 Broadway.
The businesses participating are Claire’s Corner Copia (spinach and tomato quesadilla triangles), Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant (Brussel sprout salad), B Natural Café (Affogato-espresso dessert), Pacifico (shrimp ceviche), Oaxaca Kitchen (chicken nachos), Midpoint Istanbul (mixed tapas), Willoughby’s Coffee and Tea (dog-shaped cookies), Ashley’s Ice Cream (one small cup or cone with one free topping), Tomatillo Taco Joint (guacamole and chips), Maison Mathis (mini-waffles with assorted toppings), Thali Too (Alu bonda, a deep-fried savory snack), Tarry Lodge (assorted bruschetta).
The dog-adoption event will be held on the island from noon to 4 p.m., organized by North Shore Animal League America. There will be jazz from the Neighborhood Music School Premier Jazz Ensemble, a roaming magician, face painter and prizes.
“We are looking forward to partnering with the Robin I. Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter on this exciting event and are delighted that The Shops at Yale restaurants continue to serve the community in so many ways,” said Lauren Zucker, Yale University’s associate vice president for New Haven affairs and University Properties.