Announcing Cat Camp NYC with Jackson Galaxy

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Jackson Galaxy, renowned cat behavior expert, and star of Animal Planet’s “My Cat from Hell,” will host Cat Camp NYC this coming Saturday and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. Hosting as “Head Counselor,” alongside Christina Ha, co-founder of Cat Camp and co-owner of NYC‘s first cat caféMeow Parlour, Cat Camp will be a weekend full of fun and educational activities for those of all ages.

Now in its 3rd year, it will be a weekend adventure for cat lovers of all stripes aiming to spread the message that anyone could be a cat advocate. Educational activities and workshops on topics such as how to play with cats, classes to make cat toys led by the internet’s most beloved cat experts, a dedicated adoptable cat area showcasing kittens and cats from Meow Parlour as well as nearly a dozen local adoption organizations, cat yoga, cat café bingo, and a vast array of cat merchandise for guests to peruse and purchase.

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In addition to the on-site cat café hosted by Meow Parlour, there will be panels with community cat experts and nationally recognized rescue professionals who will act as the “camp counselors,” and child friendly activities such as a kitten condo-making workshop. There will also be a meet-and-greet opportunity with Jackson Galaxy. An example of this weekend’s events and workshops are as follows:

  • Decompress with Cat Yoga
  • Kate Benjamin of Hauspanther will be leading a DIY “Catification” workshop where attendees will learn how to make their own kitten condos (which they can keep for their own kittens or donate to a local kitten rescue)
  • Join Adam “Cat Man” Myatt around the Cat Camp Cat Fire to hear and share funny and heartwarming cat stories
  • Stop by the Cat Café for Cat Bingo
  • Learn how to “catify” your apartment at Kate Benjamin’s Catification workshop
  • Book a session in the Cat Café for 45 minutes of kitten playtime 
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Discounted general admission tickets are available for children between 6-15 ($15) and children under 6 may attend for free. All guests under 15 must attend with an adult who has purchased an adult ticket ($25). Every attendee will have access to information and the ability to learn the tools to become better cat owners, lovers, and advocates.
Additional tickets can be purchased to spend time with the cats and kittens in the cat café ($8 for 45 minutes).
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Images courtesy of Cat Camp NYC 2018
The 2019 event will take from 10am-7pm on Saturday June 1, and 9:30am-6pm on Sunday, June 2.
Cat Camp is generously sponsored by the Petco Foundation, a valued longtime partner of Meow Parlour and supporter of animal welfare, rescue efforts and advocacy.