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 12th Annual FRIENDS Neighborhood Block Party will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2014 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). To register please complete the online google form. For more information on the event please contact Richard Livingstone, Assistant Director of Community Relations at 202-994-9132 or friendsblockparty@gmail.com.