As it turns out, this Sunday is the annual festival service of the Blessing of the Animals at St. John the Divine (the giant cathedral on 110th st). I think Morelle cat could really use some blessing, since I'm sure her nine lives are close to being up. Or I might just do her in myself if she gets her paw stuck under the fridge again...
Here's what the website says about it: Visitors can expect to see a great variety of animals process up the nave, including a yak, a tortoise, baby swans, and a macaw. Directly after the service, Cathedral Clergy will be available for blessings at the Fair on the Close. The Fair’s themes – celebration of Creation, compassion, and faithful stewardship of the Earth– align with the vision and work of this beloved Saint.
The service starts at 11:00 am and the Fair is at 1:00. I don't know if we can go to the service since there are no more advanced passes left, but the fair sounds like an adventure I don't think this household can miss!
I found the picture on http://harlembespoke.blogspot.com/2011/09/see-blessing-of-animals-at-st-john.html from a past blessing. I really want to see some crazy animals! Where do you keep a camel in this city?!