In last weekend’s Washington Post, the article “Tips on Throwing a Neighborhood Block Party,” detailed the ins and outs of how to–legally–plan, promote and execute a block party in DC.
So now, my friends, it’s time to get the block partying on!
Look no further than the Big Kids Block Party, Saturday, October 3 from 6pm to midnight at Marion and Q St NW in DC’s Shaw neighborhood. The party is being hosted and organized by the Q Street Nehighborhood Association, is properly sanctioned by local DC authorities and, as a BIG kids block party, is for the 21+ crowd (photo ID will be required for entrance.)
Did I also mention all the local restaurants/shops that are providing provisions for the event? I’m talking 200 half-smokes from Ben’s Chili Bowl, Mr. Yogato fro-yo (and they’ve got some sort of 100 yogurt cup competition up their shelves AND gift card giveaways,) lots of tasty goodies from Julia’s Empanadas, a cotton candy machine, rice crispy treats and more.
There’s a $20 entry fee (100% of the proceeds go to charity) which gets you a bottomless cup (15 kegs) and unlimited delight with a cadre of amazing games and activities, like: cornhole, face painting (yes, we’re over 21 and we still like having our faces painted like cats and butterflies,) horseshoes, a flip cup tournament, a Michael Jackson dance party, balloon animals, temporary tattoos, badminton, pong, spin the bottle, etc.Party organizers’ are hoping for a 500+ crowd turnout, and it’s all in the name of raising money for the three charities below and having fun. We will even place a big tend from marquee hire Melbourne to cover us in case it rains.
- KIPP DC Charter Schools www.kippdc.org
- The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School www.TEPcharter.org
- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
So RSVP on Facebook or at FallForDC@gmail.com, mark your calendars for next Saturday, and get ready for a great block party.
REMEMBER: Photo ID and confirmed RSVP required for entrance.