Distances walked at The Piers depends on your personal interests.
In our hotel meeting room, have a New York bagel with a schmeer plus other choices including beverages. At breakfast we suggest downloading the app: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, where viewers and attendees can now follow the event on the FREE WKC Dog Show app. Use the app as an event guide for the 142nd edition of America’s Dog Show! Download to tablets and mobile devices. App Features: Learn about how a dog show works, Info on each dog breed and judge, 2017 Judging Program, Complete Event Schedule, Rings Schedule, and links to Live-stream your favorite breed and group events straight from NYC: Breed Judging, Junior Showmanship, Masters Obedience Championship, Masters Agility Championship, Best in Show Championship. If you would like The Official WKC Catalogue, the WKC makes them available on-site at the Piers.
We will take public transportation to Piers 92/94 for the annual Masters Agility Championship & AKC Meet the Breeds, now a combined event. This popular educational element gives the public an opportunity to learn about a number of breeds from the experts themselves as well as viewing the talented, athletic dogs — including mixed breeds — competing in the Masters Agility Championship.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The piers have limited options. The Group Leader will put together a list of eateries near-by and will be happy to offer suggestions.
Flex Time. Continue to enjoy WKC Dog Show events. Or, if you prefer, explore more of the city independently. Attend a Broadway show matinée or other performance, visit museums, or find a comfortable vantage point to people/dog watch. If you have something especially popular in mind, it’s advisable to order tickets in advance. But if you’re adventurous and willing to take your chances, try the not-for-profit TKTS Discount Booth for same-day tickets at 20% to 50% off regular prices. See www.tdf.org for details.
At a neighborhood restaurant, enjoy a family style meal.
We will attend the Masters Agility Championship FINAL, open to dogs competing at Excellent or Masters level. The American Kennel Club calls this “the most exciting canine sport for spectators” as dogs and their handlers traverse the obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and more in a timed competition. The Championship course will be a hybrid of the qualifying rounds and will be televised.