June 10, 2014 By Michael Florio
Grab your dog, head to the park and drink a pint—all for a good cause.
This Saturday Paws & Pints, an event company that supports charity and dog lovers, will be hosting its inaugural event at LIC Landing, where it will raise funds for a veterans’ service-dog program through raffles and donations.
LIC Landing by Coffeed will sell food and $5 beers, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.
The event kicks off at 5 pm and will go until 8 pm. The dogs that attend will receive treats, toys and the company of other dogs.
The concept is to provide dog owners with their very own neighborhood watering hole, while also providing them with the excitement of a local dog run.
Rich Hall, who runs Paws & Pints, said that the event will be free as he hopes to generate interest in the concept. His goal is to host a monthly event at the park.
Hall said that future events would be ticketed to raise money for Patriot Paws, a Texas-based organization that provides working service dogs to veterans at no charge.
“As a veteran myself this charity [Patriot Paws] is very near and dear to my heart,” Hall said. “We want to contribute back to veterans and give the community that opportunity.”
Paws & Pints will be hosting the event in conjunction with the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, Coffeed at LIC Landing, The Beer Closet, Vernon Wine and Liquor, and Flushing VFW Post 3427.
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Date: June 14
Location: LIC Landing at Hunters Point South Park