LOWER EAST SIDE — An upcoming Orchard Street event is for the dogs — and for the owners who relish dressing them up.
The Lower East Side Business Improvement District is holding the neighborhood’s first-ever “Pickle Pooch Parade” on Sunday, which invites dog owners to dress their pooches as pickles and pickle-related items.
The event is part of BID’s annual Pickle Day festivities, featuring dozens of picklers from across the city as well as neighborhood eateries and local businesses.
Participating pups will get the chance to show off their outfits on a “dogwalk” as they compete for prizes. They will be judged on the “strength of pickle theme, authenticity and originality,” according to the event's website.
“It’s just all in good fun [and] silliness,” said Katie Archer, the BID's director of programs and services.
Other Pickle Day events activities a brine dunk tank, a home pickling contest and live music, Archer said.
Pickle Day will take place Oct. 4 from noon to 5 p.m. on Ochard Street between East Houston and Delancey streets. For more information, visit the event’s website.