Copiague, NY - September 16, 2016 - What’s a well dressed dog supposed to wear? Well, if your closest canine “supermodel” is planning to attend the Long Island Family Festival on Saturday, September 17 th at 2pm at Copiague’s Tanner Park, then the outfit should take on an international flair, because one of the festival’s special events is “Corky’s International Haute Couture Fashion Show.” The Long Island Family Festival is a fun-filled pet friendly event which takes place Friday, September 16, 6-10 pm (music, food and carnival) Saturday, September 17, 11am – 10 pm and Sunday, September 18, 11am – 8 pm along the seaside beach at Babylon’s beautiful Tanner Park in Copiague. (Rain Date is Sept 30, Oct 1-2). Admission is free.
The canine fashion show is held in memory of West Highland White Terrier Corky Nightingale, the show’s creator. Each year the Festival puts a “bark out” to international canine friends and their owners to “Paws for Style” and select an international canine couture outfit which will bring canine fashion to a new standard of prestige and style.
Canines from all over are invited to parade in Prada, sparkle in Swaroski and walk in the park as they wag their tails on the “Catwalk” to the delight of dog lovers and the “pupparazzi.” French Poodles just might be wearing berets while Scottish Terriers could be sporting their kilts, daushunds might wear their lederhosen and English Bull Dogs might tip their derby’s at you. Whatever international breed your four-legged fashionista is, he or she will have a howling good time.
In addition to “Corky’s International Haute Couture Fashion Show,” the festival will feature an exhilarating carnival, live musical entertainment all weekend long which will feature something to satisfy all musical and dance tastes, Pet Expo in the Park with Pet Pavilion and Dog Performance Arena, the “Ocean View Art, Craft & Gift Show” which will provide a great opportunity to mix and mingle with our arts & crafts, retail, not-for- profit and promotional vendors, custom car shows with some of Long Island’s hottest cars, Streetwheelz Skateboard Exhibition and numerous other exciting activities.
The Long Island Family Festival has become an annual tradition. This event is partially sponsored by the Suffolk County Executive's Office. Sponsors to date include Copiague Chamber of Commerce, Town of Babylon, Legislator DuWayne Gregory, Nightingale PR, Street Wheelz, Verizon, Tanner Park Beach Hut, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Giannini Landscaping, Long Island Iced Tea, All Aboard Imagination on Track, D'Andrea Bros Funeral Home, Suffolk County National Bank, United Healthcare, Janet's Essentials, Viking, Hollywood Banners, Suffolk Federal, United Healthcare, F&D, Lindencrest Diner, Skyway Pest Management, Joe's Pizza and Peconic Bay Medical Center.
Media Sponsors include the Paramount, Long Island Media including LongIsland.com and Long Island Exchange, Fresh 102.7, South Bay's Newspapers, JVC Broadcasting including Party 105, La Fiesta, My Country 96.1, LI News Radio, Amityville Community Radio and Macaroni Kid.
For more information and timeline of activities go to www.lifamilyfestival.com