Community Events

Senior Prom

The Office of Government and Community Relations is responsible for implementing, promoting, and managing outreach initiatives and programs in the Foggy Bottom/West End community to neighbors, businesses and intuitions including the annual Block Party, Holiday Party, Senior Prom, and Spring BBQ events. These events reach residents from all 8 Wards of the District of Columbia, 3,000+ individuals including 200+ senior citizens and many members of the immediate Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods as well as Palisades and Foxhall neighborhoods. Please join us for one or all of these events and don't hesitate to return year after year for what is sure to be time well spent. 


Foggy Bottom/West End Neighborhood Block Party

Every year, approximately 3,000 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.

FRIENDS Holiday Social

The Holiday Social is an annual event that features festive refreshments and entertainment for GW neighbors and friends.

Senior Prom

Organized by the Office of Government and Community Relations, this annual event features live entertainment, food, dancing and lively conversation among District senior citizens and GW students. 


The FRIENDS Spring BBQ is a community event celebrating the end of the semester. What better way to celebrate the neighborhood than with a BBQ?