Ah yes, back in the hood.
At the risk of offending our NH brethren, it feels great being back in the hood. By now, you know the drill.
This year’s annual block party was amazing, despite 95 degree temps, led by the Honorable Reza, and his trusty sidekicks DJ and Matt.
For those uninitiated, Reza and his crack team outdid themselves this year with the 8thannual neighborhood block party, including a live band (Elevation) disk jockey (DJTango), snow cones (or icees) for the kids (hosted by Karen, Queen o’ the Cone), food, beverages, games, dancing, fireworks, and this year (for those who persevered) a live broadcast of the UFC fights (featuring Cormier vs Miocic) from Las Vegas.
An army marches on its stomach, as the saying goes, and there was plenty of food to be had!
There must have been easily a hundred kids at this party, from infant to late teens. To a one, these were the nicest kids – ever! They were engaged, friendly, helpful… I mean, in this crazy world it gives you hope being involved with these kids!! And cuteness factor? OMG.
And apparently, the Bouncy House (or whatever it is called) never gets old – it was bouncing the entire night.
Folks just had a good time meeting old friends, introducing themselves to new neighbors (welcome to the hood!), and just having a nice, family-oriented good time.
The snow cones (or icees) would not have been possible without the able and willing assistance from the child volunteers!
DJ Tango was fabulous, and kept the entire crowd entertained throughout the night. Way to go DJ!
And of course, the band, Elevation, a U2 cover band, did a great job and kept the night alive! Punctuating part of their performance we even had a few fireworks to help capture the moment. Great job, guys.
This may not bear repeating, but for all the activities and entertainment and fun of the night, the crux of the night is really the wonderful people of the hood. Everyone contributed something, even if just by their presence. There were people of all ages (it appears we are on the trailing side of this equation), from infants to, well, you know. Us.
I can’t tell you the number of people who said to us, something along the lines of “we’re glad you are back!”. Thank you friends and neighbors – we are thrilled to be back.
And to the new neighbors in the hood – WELCOME!!!
We aren’t always in town for the block parties, but below are views to previous block party posts… click below…