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Silvana B
Grand Concourse and E. 151st Street
(Grand Concourse Historic District (South Bronx))
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the project

BXPets Day is a FREE fun-filled family event, with games and prizes for the whole family, including our furry, four-legged friends! Programming includes tons of local pet-related businesses, animal rescue organizations, and environmental groups, offering a variety of free or low-cost services, merchandise and information! Take a look at last year's amazing event: Friends of 4 Parks Hosts Bx Pet's Day at Franz Sigel Park | Bronxnet

The event is aimed at increasing community engagement, fostering a sense of pride and agency over our green spaces, and ensuring that we, as a community, continue to keep our parks beautiful, accessible, and family-friendly. To this end, the NYC DEP will be onsite to educate park users about pet waste management and the NYC DOHMH will also be onsite to offer dog licensing services, and to explain the City's dog licensing requirements.

the steps

  • Launch promotions and registration 
  • Secure final commitments from all partners and vendors
  • Secure all in-kind donations
  • Finalize program schedule
  • Finalize all required purchases
  • Coordinate volunteers

All Steps finalized in order to provide the following activities:

  • Pet-related information and education
  • Bronx-based vendors 
  • Arts and crafts for kids
  • Pet photo booth 
  • Free games, contests, music and more!

why we're doing it

The parks served by Friends of 4 are at the heart of our South Bronx neighborhood. As such, they need to remain accessible, clean, and family-friendly so that everyone in our community, including our dogs and dog parents, enjoy a friendly atmosphere. Our pet parents will also benefit from learning about pet-related resources that we already have, right here in our own backyard, and everyone will benefit from a play-filled bonding experience! By enticing more community members to engage with our green spaces through our programming, we foster a sense of pride and responsibility for our parks, increasing participation in our clean-up efforts, and other revitalization projects.


Programming and Professional Services: $1,500

Arts and Crafts and other Supplies (agility course, scavenger hunt, paw-casso station, mocktail station, pet photo booth) $1,500

Volunteers (food, nametags, clipboard and other materials) $500

Promotional materials, Informational material (pamphlets and maps) and freebies/giveaways: $600

Security: $300

Tables and Chairs rental $250

Event Photographer: $200

Liability Insurance: $150


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.




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