Two Block Association Events Not to Be Missed!
The Block Association walks the talk when it comes to covering the catchment. First in the Spring, you can beautify the tree wells with annuals and get a good workout in your knees, quads and back. Then come May, you can enjoy W. 103rd Street at the ever wonderful street fair, yard sale, bazaar, fest -- or what ever you wish to call it.
As Fall rolls in, the BA goes back to the planting of bulbs and neatening of tree wells, followed in quick succession by the Halloween Parade and Solstice Caroling.
All year long on second Tuesdays at 8 p.m. you have the chance to come to the monthly board meetings which are held at 306 W. 102nd Street. You can bring your questions or just come to see how things are done and offer your help.
This weekend is your chance to give a little sugar to our trees. And I don't know about you, but after the last few weeks, I am ready to think and act locally.
The BA is calling all new neighbors, kids, green-thumbed or not. The tidying and planting will run from 10 a.m. til it's done around noon. All the info you need is below and if you still have questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then hold onto your hats because 0ctober 31 is blowing in quickly. That's the day we give sugar to our kids, big and small. My observation is that the adults lean in almost as much as the young'uns. If you want to lend a hand, email Jane at email@example.com.
Check out the galleries from past years like Ghoul's Gold here and Goblin It Up here. If that doesn't sell you on turning out at 6 p.m. on W. 102nd and West End, maybe the home-baked goodies or cider will. I am resurrecting the Great Pumpkin Interview with Saxton Freymann here -- a blog favorite.
For more information, you can read the most recent edition of the BA newsletter here.
See you on the streets of the catchment! Lagniappe from erstwhile Bloomingdaler Nina Simone below. If you are reading this in an email subscription, you'll have to click on the blog post title to view the video.