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The Algonquin Cat's Annual Celebration - Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Algonquin Cat's Annual Celebration

The Algonquin Hotel in Midtown Manhattan has been the home to 12 cats residing within its legendary walls since the 1930s, including eight Hamlets and three Matildas. Each cat who has reigned at The Algonquin has been a rescue, with the current Hamlet VIII beginning his residence in September 2017, when Matilda III retired and was adopted by a member of the hotel's staff. The Algonquin adopted Hamlet from Bideawee in Wantagh, Long Island, where he resided after being found as a stray living in a feral cat colony. Hamlet sports the signature Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) "eartip," which signifies that he has been neutered. Very popular with hotel guests, The Algonquin Cat receives fan mail and gifts from all around the world.

Each summer, The Algonquin Hotel opens its doors to celebrate its special feline resident with a party, cat fashion show, and adoption event benefitting the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and promoting cat and kitten adoption in New York City.

The Algonquin Cat's Annual Celebration & Cat Fashion Show

Thursday, August 1, 2019

3:00–7:00 p.m.: Cats and kittens for adoption in front of hotel

5:00–7:30 p.m.: Celebration and cat fashion show

The Algonquin Hotel, 59 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

It's not quite New York Fashion Week, but a clowder of fantastic felines will be strutting their stuff in one-of-a-kind outfits designed by certified animal fashion designer Ada Nieves in celebration of The Algonquin Hotel's most famous resident, Hamlet, The Algonquin Cat.

This year's theme is It's a Small World!

Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts

Cat fashion show

Online silent auction featuring a variety of exciting items

Goody bags for all guests

On-site mobile adoption unit with cats and kittens available for adoption from Linda's Cat Assistance

Guests are encouraged to wear their best feline-inspired outfit and share photos from the event on social media using the hashtag #AlgonquinCat.

(Photo by Carol Zytnik)

Photo by Carol Zytnik

Tickets & Silent Auction

Tickets are available for $75 per person, which includes the reception and cat fashion show. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. For additional information, to purchase tickets, or to bid on silent auction items, visit hamlet.givesmart.com.

 

 

 

 

 


The Algonquin Cat's Annual Celebration in the News

Algonquin Hotel's Cat Fashion Show returns to celebrate NYC's many cultures

by Shaye Weaver, amNewYork

Thursday, June 13, 2019

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He's the Algon-king! Meet Hamlet VIII, the famed feline resident of New York's storied Algonquin Hotel - where cats have ruled the roost (literally) for nearly a century and Chief Cat Officer is ACTUALLY a job

by Sheila Flynn, Daily Mail

Friday, January 11, 2019

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Past Algonquin Cat's Annual Celebrations

The Algonquin Cat's Annual Celebration & Cat Fashion Show 2019: It's a Small World

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Algonquin Hotel, New York

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The Algonquin Cat's Annual Celebration & Cat Fashion Show 2018: The Purring 20s

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Algonquin Hotel, New York

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Matilda's Annual Celebration & Cat Fashion Show 2017: A Tribute to the Tonys

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Algonquin Hotel, New York

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Matilda's Annual Celebration
& Cat Fashion Show 2016: Through the Decades

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Algonquin Hotel, New York

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Matilda's Annual Celebration 2015: A Feline Salute to NYC's First Responders

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Algonquin Hotel, New York

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Matilda & FURiends Salute Broadway 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Algonquin Hotel, New York

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