Things to Do

While In New York City

Coming to New York City for the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show? There are many "bucket list" stops to visit while in the NYC for Westminster Week. Check back in as we continue to build a listing of popular sights, other dog shows, art exhibits, writing seminars and more…

  • The Empire State Building will be lit up again in 2019 in the Westminster Kennel Club colors of purple and gold. In the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the 86th and 102nd floor Observation Decks of the Empire State Building offer 360° views of New York City. In addition to the Observation Decks, you will see the newly restored lobby with Art Deco murals and special exhibits like the historical Dare to Dream Exhibit and the Sustainability Exhibit. Plan your visit:
  • One World Trade Center Observatory gives you stunning views of ever-changing New York City. In less than 60 seconds you’ll go from Floor 1 to Floor 102, where you will get an entirely new perspective on the city. The spire of this magnificent building will shine in Westminster purple and gold. Plan your visit:
  • The World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden opened at its current location in 1968 and holds as many as 20,789 people. You can check out other sporting events and shows taking place at The World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden:
  • The Dog Writers Association of America will host their Annual DWAA Writing Competition Luncheon on Sunday, February 10th, 2019.The Annual DWAA Writing Competition Awards Luncheon ($135 per person) will feature keynote speakers NBC’s Jill Rappaport and radio host/journalist Steve Dale. The event will be held at The New Yorker a Wyndham Hotel. For information and tickets go to