Posted tagged ‘Halloween’

Chocolate City Beer Participating in Park View Halloween Pub Crawl

October 29, 2012

Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, and knowing that the middle of the week is tough for a lot of people, I’m curious about how people are planning to enjoy the evening? I’m sure many will take the kids trick-or-treating. Others will go to other parts of the city to celebrate.

For those not interested in either trick-or treat or traveling, I learned that the local Park View establishments on the 3600 block of Georgia Avenue will be participating in a pub crawl — namely DC Reynolds, the Blue Banana, and the Looking Glass Lounge.

As part of the festivities, Chocolate City Beer will be exclusively release their Cerveza Nacional Dark Vienna Lager on Georgia Avenue. They describe it as a roasty toasty creamy crowd favorite making its way back on tap for the first time since Spring.

Chocolate City is advertising $4 pints of all of their beers all night long.


Halloween Decorations Beginning to Sprout Up

October 12, 2012

Fall is my favorite season. This is partially due to Halloween decorations, and in walking around the community I see that they’ve already started to sprout up. Below is a perennial favorite at 718 Rock Creek Church Road.


Happy Halloween

October 31, 2011

House Costuming — Happy Halloween

October 28, 2011

As Halloween (October 31) nears, the neighborhood has reported sightings of witches, pumpkins & graves, giant spider webs.


'Beware!! Zombie Zone' on lower Warder St.

Rock Creek Church Road Hosts Coven of Witches

October 21, 2011

This coven of witches flying around above the porch at 730 Rock Creek Church Road is among my perennial favorites.


Halloween Spirit Popping up in Park View

October 19, 2011

Over the past few weeks Halloween decorations have begun to crop up around the neighborhood. The first one I was aware of was on Irving Street, but today I’m going to show a few from Rock Creek Church Road.

Something about the pumpkin (above) really made me smile. Also, the house at 718 Rock Creek Church Road (below) traditionally goes all out. I’ll post additionally photos of decorate houses as we get closer to Halloween weekend.


In Case You Missed the Memo — It’s Fall!

September 30, 2011

Halloween decorations on Irving St, NW

The first official day of fall (autumn) was September 23rd; the first sign of fall was the fallen leaves in my yard; and, now, the first decorations of the fall holiday (Halloween) are appearing.


Park View Halloween Festival a Success!

November 1, 2010

This year’s Park View Halloween Festival turn out to be very successful for its first year. It was held at the Park View Recreation Center. Beginning at 2 p.m. and running until 6 p.m. there were games, face painting, contests, crafts, and even a mummy wrap.

This was followed at 6 p.m. (running until 9 p.m.) by an MPD sponsored Haunted House.

The festival was well attended for an inaugural event. There were about 30 children, most of them in costumes which led to a costume judging contest late in the day (Little Red Ridding Hood won best overall).

Jamar Goodall (left) and Ira Stange (right) at the conclusion of the mummy wrap contest

Among my favorites were the cake walk and the mummy wrapping contest. Ira Stange and the Rec Center’s own Jamar Goodall volunteered to be wrapped, which was harder than it sounds. Since the children were using bathroom tissue it had a tendency to rip apart. Still, as you can see from the photo, it did not deter them from creating some fairly good mummies.

The program’s success can be attributed to the hard work of the volunteers, the Park View Kids Zone, Greater DC Cares, and Rec Center staff, particularly Jamar Goodall who put in a great deal of effort in the week leading up to the event.

Ghost bowling was among the amusements available


Enjoy Halloween, Everyone!!

October 29, 2010

Here are two of several homes decorated for Halloween already. I’ll follow-up on Monday with more homes as everyone gets ready for Sunday.

3656 Park Place at its seasonal best

House on the 500 block of Irving


Park View Rec Center has Full Day of Halloween Fun — Saturday, 10/30!

October 29, 2010

Park View Rec has a full day of Halloween programming

You’ve seen early signs of Halloween approaching, now partake in a full afternoon of events organized by Greater DC Cares and the Park View Kids Zone at the Park View Recreation Center (693 Otis Place, NW). Click on the flier at the right for details and contact information.

Hosted by FUN Saturdays and Park View Kids Zone, Greater DC Cares will have children’s games, a costume contest, Halloween arts & crafts, and maybe even a group dance of ‘Thriller’. Volunteers will staff games, help kids with arts & crafts, and give out prizes and candy. Please sign up online and email Katie Delaney with questions.

This will be followed at 6 p.m. by a MPD/Park View Rec Center haunted house in the main building, which will last until 9 p.m..

Come out and enjoy the fun.


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