‘Bark in the Park’ Night in Coney Island

Dog day of summer let fans watch furry feats, bring home a new best friend

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Baseball was going to the dogs at MCU Park on Aug. 28!

That’s because it marked the Brooklyn Cyclones’ 10th annual “Bark in the Park” night. Mini-Mets fans brought their best friends to the Coney Island stadium — that is, their prized pet pooches — to watch a display of dog tricks and a puppy parade before the game.

The Clones management estimated that some 300 hounds got to watch Brooklyn’s Boys of Summer defeat the Tri-City Valleycats. The team said that the event gave Cyclones-lovers the chance to share a special experience with their pups.

“It allows for families — and a lot of people consider their dogs to be part of the family — to be together as a whole at the ballpark,” said Pride of Coney Island spokesman Billy Harner.

Dog-less fans — or those looking to make another addition to their family — were in luck, too. The Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals was on hand to let people sign up to adopt a dog in need of a home. Harner said the adoption event showed the Cyclones’ real affection for Fidos and Rovers.

“Bark in the Park is always a great event because it brings awareness to groups like the Mayor’s Alliance who work to protect animals through the city,” Harner said.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him
Updated 10:14 pm, July 9, 2018
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