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Bark in the Park 2014

When? Saturday, October 11, 2014
Where? Church Square Park, Hoboken, NJ
Event Time? 12pm - 5pm. Dog walk fundraiser begins at noon.

Registration for Bark in the Park 2014 is now open!
Bark in the Park, Liberty Humane's biggest fundraising and alumni gathering event of the year, is back! To celebrate Bark in the Park’s 11th year, we are planning for an even bigger and better event that will be jam-packed with fun games for humans and their furry friends.

The event kicks off with a half-mile dog walk that fundraisers take part in around Hoboken that concludes at Church Square Park for the Bark In The Park festival, full of vendors, contests, games, crafts, demonstrations, and more!

Can't join us for the event itself? Consider becoming a "Virtual Walker" or support our BIP 2014 Mascot, Mackenzie!

5th Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival Supports the Liberty Humane Society for Seven Days!

A Comedian And A Dog Walk Into A Bar…
5th Annual Hoboken Comedy Festival Supports the Liberty Humane Society for Seven Days.

Curb your dog and your sense of humor this Fall as the Hoboken Comedy Festival takes over Hoboken, New Jersey for the Fifth year in a row to bring consummate funny makers and raise money for a local dog shelter.

Comedian and Dog Lover Dan Frigolette started the festival in 2010 with the hopes to bring Comedy to Hoboken for one laugh filled weekend in town. Since 2010 the Festival has exploded, with aspiring comedians submitting for the festival in the hundreds, and the event has grown from three days to seven in 2014.

The Festival takes place Monday September 29th through Sunday October 5th over ten shows with zero repeated comedians. Each show features its own amazing lineup of comedians. All told the event will showcase nearly 100 jesting giants.

Headliners this year include festival newbies: Carlos Mencia, Big Jay Oakerson, and Christian Finnegan along with Hoboken Comedy Festival veterans: Chuck Nice, Greer Barnes, Andrew Schulz, Chris Distefano, Mike Britt, and Keith Alberstadt. Not to mention, the arsenal of featuring comedians with resumes including tv appearances in the dozens.

For the third year in a row, Hoboken Comedy Festival has teamed up with the Liberty Humane Society, a dog shelter in Jersey City, NJ, which supports Low-Cost Veterinary Clinics and Dog and Cat Adoption Services for all of Hudson County. The Festival donates $1 per head directly to LHS, for each of the shows, and passes direct donation bins throughout performances to raise money for the charity. In addition, this year, the Hoboken Comedy Festival and Pier13 have teamed up to have an outdoor show with a suggested donation going directly to LHS.

For two years in a row the Festival has put together a comedian and dog photoshoot featuring famous comedians and adoptable dogs to help raise awareness for both events. Last year comedian and tv host of CBS Dogs in the City Justin Silver hosted Liberty Humane Society’s “Bark in the Park” as part of the partnership with the Hoboken Comedy Festival.

Shows take place in various venues throughout Hoboken, including the legendary Maxwell’s Tavern, which has reopened it’s doors and will bring comedy to their backroom for the first time since it’s ownership shift.

“We are so happy to be the first comedic event at the new Maxwell’s Tavern,” says Frigolette, “this venue was a huge part of our first three years in Hoboken, it’s only right that our joint history continues to grow.”

Other venues in Hoboken include: Willie McBride’s who will host three shows, and Tilted Kilt, The West Five, and Pilsener Haus Biergarten, all hosting one show.

Monday - Thursday shows will feature headliners from across the globe, and a handful of new talent acts vying to be asked to perform on the weekend show. One new talent comedian from each of the weekdays will be asked to perform on the weekend shows, and that one shine through talent from the weekend will open for Carlos Mencia on Sunday October 5th at the Pilsener Haus.

Monday through Sunday September 29th-October 5th shows will take place at 8pm with late night performances taking place on Friday and Saturday at 10:30pm. The fundraiser show will be dog-friendly and take place from 3pm to 6pm at Pier 13 on Saturday October 4th.

For more information and Ticket Buying please see

Calendar of Events:

Monday September 29th 8:00pm $20
Willie McBride's 616 Grand Street Hoboken NJ
• CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN Best Week Ever • MC Nathan Macintosh • Richie Redding Katt Williams Tour

Tuesday September 30th 8:00pm $20
Tilted Kilt 900 Jackson Street Hoboken NJ
• KEITH ALBERSTADT Late Show W David Letterman • MC Monroe Martin Last Comic Standing • Miguel Dalmau AXSTV

Wednesday October 1st 8:00pm $20
Willie McBride's 616 Grand Street Hoboken NJ
• MIKE BRITT Best Week Ever • MC Akaash Singh Wild N Out • Sam Morril Conan, Comedy Central

Thursday October 2nd 8:00pm $20
Willie McBride's 616 Grand Street Hoboken NJ
• CHRIS DISTEFANO Girl Code, Hip Hop Squares • MC Joe Vecsey • Hadiyah Robinson Wendy Williams Show

Friday October 3rd 8:00pm $25
West Five Supper Club 505 Madison St Hoboken NJ
• ANDREW SCHULZ Guy Code, Girl Code • MC Matt Richards • Aaron Berg Boondock Saints 2 • Marina Franklin Tonight Show, Showtime

Friday October 3rd 10:30pm $25
Maxwell's Tavern 1039 Washington Street Hoboken NJ
• GREER BARNES Chappelle's Show • MC Jonathan Randall • Russ Meneve Tonight's Show, Comedy Central • Wil Sylvince NBC, Comedy Central

Saturday October 4th 3pm-6pm Suggested Donation $10 DOG FRIENDLY
Pier13 Hoboken Hoboken NJ
• All-Star Comedy Lineup • Liberty Humane Society Fundraiser Suggested Donation $10

Saturday October 4th 8:00pm $25
Maxwell's Tavern 1039 Washington Street Hoboken NJ
• CHUCK NICE Best Week Ever • MC Leah Bonnema Huffington Post, Vh1 • Dan Soder Comedy Central, Conan • Dan Frigolette Artie Lange Show, Totally Biased

Saturday October 4th 10:30pm $25
Maxwell's Tavern 1039 Washington Street Hoboken NJ
• BIG JAY OAKERSON Showtime, Comedy Central • MC Larry Beyah • Louis Katz Fallon, Comedy Central • Damien Lemon Guy Code, Comedy Central

Sunday October 5th 8:00pm $45, VIP $75
Pilsener Haus 1400 Grand Street Hoboken NJ 07030
• CARLOS MENCIA Comedy Central • Simeon Goodson BET • Michael Blaustein Punk*d

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