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Sunday in the Run: BACK ON!

December 10, 2014 by admin

We are on for our rescheduled Sunday in the Run!

Come on down this Sunday, December 14th, between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, and join your fellow run users in the clean-up and maintenance effort!

Even though it’s cold outside, we’ll have plenty of hot coffee there for you to warm your insides! So don’t miss it!


Sunday in the Run!

December 2, 2014 by Devora Lefkowitz

Come one, come all… to Sunday in the Run! This Sunday, December 7th!


“It’s My Park Day”

October 9, 2014 by admin

Come celebrate it with us on Saturday, October 18th!

It's My Park DayPlease plan on joining us between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, October 18 for “It’s My Park Day!”

Throughout the city’s parks there are many events and activities planned and we are happy to be joining in the celebrations!

It’s My Park Day encourages New Yorkers to participate in improving and ensuring the future of the open spaces we utilize and depend upon. At The 105th Street Dog Run we have several rewarding activities planned, and hope you will get in on the action!

First, it’s a great time to ready the run for the winter. We need help with the basic (and aerobic) tasks of raking gravel, clearing out the fallen leaves, sweeping, filling in holes, and just ensuring the run is a safe and clean place for our pups to play.

Second, we’re fundraising (yay!). No one likes asking for money, but we all know that there are improvements we would like to see made to the run: a new surface, for instance. No such improvements can be accomplished without the financial support of the dog run’s users. So please be sure to either go to or bring your checkbook to the run on It’s My Park Day and contribute in person! All monies donated go directly to the maintenance and improvement of the run.

Finally, we are always looking for talented dog lovers to help improve the dog run; physically, sure… but also with our communications with our two-legged users! Are you an HTML5 wiz? How about a Twitter enthusiast? Do you have a knack for graphic design? Or maybe you’re a marketing genius? Put your skills to good philanthropic use by helping us get our message out. You can meet the current board members at the run on It’s My Park Day and join the pack! 😉

So give us a shout—let us know if you think you’ll make it on Saturday, or, if you can’t, tell us if you’re interested in volunteering in any of the aforementioned ways in the future:

We look forward to seeing you all on It’s My Park Day—Oct. 18th… and every day at the run!

The Return of Sunday in the Run!

July 24, 2014 by admin
Return of Sunday in the Run

Volunteer at the run this Sunday 10–2!

Come get to know the great people who use the dog run while, together, we chat over refreshments for humans and dogs alike and, most importantly, pitch in to help keep the dog run in the best shape possible! We’ll be pulling weeds, filling holes, and sweeping scattered gravel back into the run where it belongs.

So give your Sunday morning a great start while doing your part!

Come on down this Sunday, July 27th, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM in the dog run!

The weather forecast is for perfect run-upkeep weather!

See you there!

Help Out ‘n’ Have Fun this Sunday in the Run!

June 4, 2014 by admin

Sunday in the Run returns this Sunday, June 8th!

We’ll start at 9:00 am and we’ll keep at it ’til 11:00! There’ll be coffee for those reluctant early risers (and Shelby and Maggie usually accompany the joe with yummy treats for both pets and people) and lots of appreciation for those who come down and do their part to keep our run in tip-top shape!


It’s My Park Day at Dog Run 105!

May 14, 2014 by Shelby Drescher

On Saturday, May 17th, the 105th Street Dog Run User Group is holding a Volunteer Day in conjunction with the New York City-wide “It’s My Park Day!

Please come out and join us anytime between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon. It should be a beautiful day!!!

We will be raking, filling holes and clearing rocks; as well as greeting dog owners entering the run so as to create awareness about the group and its plans!

We will also be starting up our fundraising effort for 2014—so thank you in advance for being such a generous and supportive community!

Fun Holiday Event, Courtesy of Jane Burbank!

December 4, 2013 by admin

The First Annual
Riverside Park Dog Group
Holiday Carol Sing!!

This Sunday, December 8, 4:00pm

All dogs, owners and friends invited!

At 4:00, participants will meet at the 97th St. entrance to Riverside Park

In the event of inclement weather, an alternate indoor location will be chosen (so make sure to RSVP so you receive all relevant announcements!)

The caroling will be followed by an after-party (at approx. 6:00–6:30) at Dog Days Of New York: 2581 Broadway, 2nd Fl. (@ 97th St.)—generously donated by Dean Vogel

NOTE: Food and/or drink contributions to the after-party are encouraged!

RSVP to Jane Burbank:

DR105 Goes to the Gala!

June 12, 2012 by admin

On the evening of June 11th, The Riverside Park Fund held its annual benefit gala.

Five board members from The 105th Street Dog Run user group attended the event. While a good time was indeed had by all, of far greater significance is the fact that our presence served to put the dog run and the user group back on the “radar” of the Fund’s staff and supporters!

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Dean Vogel at RPF Benefit Gala
Board member Dean Vogel
105th Street Dog Run Board Members Michelle Jason, Marilyn Williams, Maggie Herrick and Adam LeBow at RPF Benefit Gala 2012
Board members Michelle Jason, Marilyn Williams,
Maggie Herrick and Adam LeBow
Broadway Star Sherrie Rene Scott entertaining the guests at the Riverside Park Fund Benefit Gala 2012
Broadway star Sherrie Rene Scott
entertaining the guests
A view of the crowd attending the Riverside Park Fund Benefit Gala 2012 at O'Neal's 79th St. Boat Basin Cafe
A view of the crowd
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