In comments on yesterday’s post about upcoming neighborhood block parties on Capitol Hill, neighbor Dawggy asks a simple question — why don’t we have a Capitol Hill parade?
I’ve actually been wondering why the entire area between say 15th and 23rd doesn’t have a block party day geared to families and kids chock full of fun like with a parade, firetrucks, giant bouncy thingies, the works. It seems like every other neighborhood has one of these days during the summer but us. Seems like a no brainer. What gives?
We’ve written a little about this before — Time to invent a new Capitol Hill parade. But I’ll say that Dawggy’s vision wasn’t exactly what I had in mind. How to make the event more Capitol Hill? Or, am I being a “hipster” for thinking bouncy houses sound corny? And, should 15th Ave E. be the home for something like this or is it sacrilegious to talk about a Capitol Hill event not on Broadway?