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The Sixth Annual Big Apple Invitational, an all-age, all-variety pigeon extravaganza held in metropolitan New York, will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013. This will be the second year the Big Apple Invitational is being held at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. The doors will open at 8:30am and all birds must be penned by 11 am.

The Big Apple Invitational will continue and expand upon the many benefits and conveniences for the greater New York area fancier that have characterized this show, including substantial parking on-site, easy accessibility from I-95, improved food concessions, pigeon vendors, a huge pigeon sale section run by Nelson Garcia, and renowned judges from the area and out of town. The Eastern Greenwich Civic Center is located just over the Connecticut border in Old Greenwich, CT just off Exit 5 or 6 of I-95. Directions and an Entry Form can be found under the Big Apple Invitational page this website.

The Big Apple is an NPA sponsored show. NPA District Two Director Paul Cali will be manning the NPA booth. A Raffle will be held and appropriately, free delicious apples will be available as well.

All breeds with at least two exhibitors will receive an NPA Champion Certificate as well as Big Apple certificates of achievement. Each breed with at least 20 entries will receive a gorgeous crystal Best of Breed award.

This is our Sixth Annual Big Apple Invitational and this show continues to grow every year. If you have attended one of the previous Big Apple Invitationals, you know what a terrific show it has become, with top quality pigeons, pigeons and supplies for sale, and great camaraderie among the hundreds of exhibitors and visitors. The new location at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center has further enhanced the show with plenty of light (both natural and from new high-powered fixtures) in the show room and a dedicated room just for the sale bird section. This year, there will be ever more food options, and a new room to accommodate the food and tables to eat and relax. If you have not had an opportunity to show or attend the Big Apple Invitational, donít miss this great opportunity to see New Yorkís finest show pigeons: Domestic Show Flights, NY Flying Flights, S.F. Tumbler Breeds, Show Tipplers, Flying Baldheads, Bronze Tipplers, Danish Tipplers, Rollers and many more, including the rare breeds and Pouters and Croppers.

For more information call or email Sal Gigante at (914) 664-6327 and Flights1@yahoo.com. The Entry Form is available on this website and all entries should be sent to the new Show Superintendent Andrew Franze at United Pigeon Association, 1461 Blondell Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461 (914) 356-5100 and andrewfranze@me.com.

Hope to see you at The Big Show on November 23, 2013!

Sal Gigante, New York Combine President

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