A week ago, the folks at Macaron Parlour emailed to let us know that they’re opening the city’s first permanent cat cafe at 46 Hester Street. Unlike last time, this time it’s for real. Customers will be able to nibble on homemade pastries and sip coffee from Blue Bottle or tea from Harney & Sons while they get anywhere from 30 minutes ($4) to five hours ($30) of QT with cats that can then be adopted from KittyKind. The cats, we’re told, will have “bespoke playpens,” and there’ll be free wifi in case you want to, you know, watch cat videos.
Meow Parlour doesn’t open till Dec. 15. But there are plenty of pet-centric events to tide you over in the meantime.
Nov. 20 from 6:30 to 10:30pm at B Bar, 40 E. 4th St., East Village; tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door.
If your heart goes out to the pooches who need loving homes, then this event is for you. Support the Social Tees Animal Rescue nonprofit, which takes animals from shelters, rehabilitates them, and finds loving homes for over 3,000 dogs, cats, birds, and exotic animals per year. $2 from every drink ordered at this annual fall fundraiser will go toward sick and injured animals who need vets. Besides that, there’ll be some swag, raffle prizes, and vegetarian appetizers.
Bushwick Community Outreach and Adoption Event
Nov. 22, noon-6pm at Bushy Tails in The Loom, 8 Porter Ave., Bushwick
Check out the Facebook page to see which kitties will be up for adoption, or just drop by to learn more about Bushwick Street Cats’ Trap-Neuter-Return program. There’ll be a charity raffle for gifts like a $25 gift certificate from Bushy Tails. The event is co-parented by Animals Can’t Talk, Inc. Bedford Corners Community Cats, Thundercats TNR and Bushwick Street Cats.
Cat & Kitten Adoption at Muddy Paws
Sundays from 2pm-6pm at Muddy Paws, 447 Graham Ave., Williamsburg
North Brooklyn Cats, a self-described group of “friends and neighbors working to help NYC cats and kittens find homes and safe refuge,” puts on regular adoption events at pet shops like PS9 Pet Supplies and Muddy Paws. The ones at PS9 are likely to slow down during the winter (though the shop always has a few kittens for adoption), so hit the one at Muddy Paws to meet cats and kittens in need of homes. You can get to know some of them on the group’s website.