UPCOMING EVENTS

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  • 10/19 Saturday
    Meet the Breed: Basset Hound

    Meet the Breed: Basset Hound

    Saturday, October 19 1pm — 3pm

    Join us as we welcome members from the Berkshire Valley Basset Hound Club and their dogs to the Museum. Learn more about Basset Hounds and even meet some in person. Yes, dog-selfies are not only accepted, but encouraged!

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  • 10/20 Sunday
    Dagger DogVinci: Painting Demo

    Dagger DogVinci: Painting Demo

    Sunday, October 20 11am — 1pm

    Meet Dagger...the Painting Dog! Come see Yvonne and her dog Dagger as he paints in the Museum library! Dagger "The Do Good Dog" has sold over 450 paintings and has donated over $130,000 to charity to date. Dagger's Paint 'N Paw Workshops have become extremely popular keeping him busy as he travels from libraries & schools bringing his message of Education and Community Service to each. Stop by to seem him and snap a picture in our library!

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  • 10/31 Thursday
    HOWL-O-Ween Spooktacular

    HOWL-O-Ween Spooktacular

    Thursday, October 31 6pm — 9pm

    Join us for this special HOWLeen Spooktacular! Come by yourself, with your friends, even bring your dog! Enjoy specialty punch, beer and wine and some sweet snacks for both you and your dog. Participate in a costume contest for your chance at Best in Show! Enjoy our photobooth, crafts and more at this Halloween event you and your dog will never forget. Special member pricing available. Sign up today to ensure your dog gets a spot.(Limit 2 dogs per order-*)

    *Please Note: if you will be attending with your dog(s) you will be required to sign a waiver and provide proof of vaccinations upon entry.

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  • 11/3 Sunday
    In The Author’s Corner: What If My Dog Had Thumbs?

    In The Author’s Corner: What If My Dog Had Thumbs?

    Sunday, November 3 11:30am — 12:30pm

    Author Mike Perry is at the Museum for a special reading of his book What If My Dog Had Thumbs?, a perfect book for families of all ages. After the reading, get training from Mike as he teaches your child how to draw a dog right in our library! Book your spot for an afternoon at the Museum you are not likely to forget!

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  • 11/5 Tuesday
    NYPD Transit Bureau K-9 Unit: Live Demonstration

    NYPD Transit Bureau K-9 Unit: Live Demonstration

    Tuesday, November 5 1pm — 3pm

    Join us for live demonstrations with the Transit Bureau K-9 Unit. Learn how police dogs are trained to detect and protect as working dogs for the NYPD. The Museum library space transforms so that you these canines in action working alongside their handler partners. Pick up information on the Retired Police Canine Foundation during your visit to learn a little about dogs after retirement and how you can help!

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  • 11/8 Friday
    In The Author’s Corner: The Dog Who Took Me Up A Mountain

    In The Author’s Corner: The Dog Who Took Me Up A Mountain

    Friday, November 8 2pm — 4pm

    Join us in the library to meet and listen to Rick Crandall and Joseph Cosgriff as they take us through their book: The Dog Who Took Me Up A Mountain.

    The uplifting story of two unlikely mountaineers: a man in his mid-60s and a fearless pint-sized pup who, together, scale Colorado’s highest peaks. Depressed following tech industry bubble burst, a divorce and an empty nest, Rick moved to Aspen. Soon, his new wife was breeding award winning Australian terriers and Rick was walking them. Walks turned to hikes with Emme, a 20-pound Australian terrier always climbing higher. Rick got stronger, healthier and at age 64 climbed his first of 58 of Colorado’s “fourteeners” -- peaks with altitudes of over 14,000 feet. In mountaineering, Rick found his new passion. Emme has led him—out of the abyss and to the top of the mountain. Rick’s story is about living your best life at a point when some people think life is over. It’s an inspirational story about facing challenges; starting again and that you’re never too old to find your passion.

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  • 11/12 Tuesday
    Pastel Workshop

    Pastel Workshop

    Tuesday, November 12 6pm — 8:30pm

    Enjoy private access to the AKC Museum after the doors close to the public. Make your way to the library for a step-by-step demonstration with Karen Miura on pastel painting dogs — bring a photo of your pet, or use her dog Lucy as your muse! Opportunities afterward to play with Lucy and socialize with other canine-loving adventurers.

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  • 11/19 Tuesday
    Cheetah Conservation Fund: Dogs Saving Cats Lecture

    Cheetah Conservation Fund: Dogs Saving Cats Lecture

    Tuesday, November 19 6:30pm — 8pm

    Dogs saving cats…can you believe it! Join us at the Museum for an exclusive lecture featuring guest speaker Brian Badger of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Learn about the Livestock Guarding Dog program and the impact of Anatolian Shepherds aiding in cheetah conservation in Namibia. This lecture is available from 6:30-8pm, including time for a half hour lecture, Q&A with Brian, and the opportunity to privately tour the Museum space afterhours.

    Brian Badger is the Director of Conservation & Outreach for the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in the United States. Brian’s has been associated with CCF more than 16 years and that includes working as CCF’s Operations Manager for five years at the CCF Research and Education Centre, which serves as the International Headquarters for CCF’s global operations in Namibia where Livestock Guarding Dogs help save cheetah in the wild.

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  • 11/29 Friday
    In The Author’s Corner: The Muttcracker

    In The Author’s Corner: The Muttcracker

    Friday, November 29 12pm — 1pm

    Start out the holiday season with a reading from author Donna Parrey of The Muttcracker! The book and illustrations tell the classic tale of the Nutcracker with a doggy twist! Listen to hear the different breeds mentioned in this holiday tail to add a special memory with your family during your visit.

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  • 12/3 Tuesday
    NYPD Transit Bureau K-9 Unit: Live Demonstration

    NYPD Transit Bureau K-9 Unit: Live Demonstration

    Tuesday, December 3 12pm — 2pm

    Join us for live demonstrations with the Transit Bureau K-9 Unit. Learn how police dogs are trained to detect and protect as working dogs for the NYPD. The Museum library space transforms so that you these canines in action working alongside their handler partners. Pick up information on the Retired Police Canine Foundation during your visit to learn a little about dogs after retirement and how you can help!

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  • 12/11 Wednesday
    Pastel Workshop

    Pastel Workshop

    Wednesday, December 11 6pm — 8:30pm

    Enjoy private access to the AKC Museum after the doors close to the public. Make your way to the library for a step-by-step demonstration with Karen Miura on pastel painting dogs — bring a photo of your pet, or use her dog Lucy as your muse! Opportunities afterward to play with Lucy and socialize with other canine-loving adventurers.

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  • 12/13 Friday

    Painting Demonstration: Johanne Mangi

    Friday, December 13 12pm — 2pm

    Drop in during your visit to see artist Johanne Mangi in action as she paints a Fiona, the Bernese Mountain Dog, in our library! Fiona is the AKC's one millionth AKC Canine Good Citizen and spends her time as a grief therapy dog. Meet Fiona and watch as Mangi brings her to life through a painting portrait session.

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  • 12/17 Tuesday
    Hachiko: A Look into the Life of “Hachi”

    Hachiko: A Look into the Life of “Hachi”

    Tuesday, December 17 12pm — 1pm

    Sit and Learn with Yumi McDonald as she tells the story of Hachiko, an Akita that developed an unbreakable bond with its owner in Japan. Discover the tale of the dog who never stopped waiting for his master at Shibuya Station from McDonald, whose mother saw Hachiko as a child. Even meet an Akita in person!

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  • 12/28 Saturday
    NYPD Transit Bureau K-9 Unit: Live Demonstration

    NYPD Transit Bureau K-9 Unit: Live Demonstration

    Saturday, December 28 12pm — 2pm

    Join us for live demonstrations with the Transit Bureau K-9 Unit. Learn how police dogs are trained to detect and protect as working dogs for the NYPD. The Museum library space transforms so that you these canines in action working alongside their handler partners. Pick up information on the Retired Police Canine Foundation during your visit to learn a little about dogs after retirement and how you can help!

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    Plan a visit for your dog at the AKC CANINE RETREAT!

    Out of courtesy to our neighbors, only service dogs and invited demonstration dogs are allowed in the museum.


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    Service animals are welcome in the museum. The museum entrance is wheelchair accessible via the building’s main plaza on the corner of Park Ave and E 40th Street. Accessible elevators are located on the first floor of the museum to the left of the admissions desk and gift shop. Public restrooms include accessible facilities.

    If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please feel free to contact the museum.

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    Photography Policy

    Non-flash photography is permitted in the Museum for personal (non commercial) use except where noted. Flash photography, videography and tripods are not permitted in the Museum.