Annual FRIENDS Neighborhood Block Party

2012 Block Party Candid

Every year, approximately 2,000 people attend the annual FRIENDS Foggy Bottom/West End Neighborhood Block Party, a free community tradition that features a variety of local food and craft vendors, local business, restaurants, groups and institutions as well as musical and dance performances. The event is brought to you by FRIENDS, a community group that facilitates discussion and mutual understanding through open public meetings between Foggy Bottom/West End residents and GW.

In the past, remarks have been given by Dr. Knapp and DC Councilmember Jack Evans among others. Last year Dr. Knapp also helped cut a cake to mark the university's centennial. "With all the local community associations in attendance, volunteers that included staff, students, and community members and a new exciting location, this year’s block party was easily the best yet," said Director of Community Relations Britany Waddell. "GW's centennial celebration 'went out with a bang,' and more importantly with a community focus."

The 11th Annual FRIENDS Neighborhood Block Party was held on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on the 2200 Block of I (Eye) Street (at the Foggy Bottom Metro, between 22nd and 23rd Streets, NW). For more information on the event please contact Richard J. Livingstone, Community Relations Coordinator at 202-994-9132 or