Adams Morgan Day is alive after all.
A humbler version of the popular street festival will take place on Sept. 13, community organizers announced last week.
The block party was cancelled in June after reportedly suffering “years-long turbulence” related to its management.
A group of Adams Morgan residents met in July to discuss bringing the festival back from the dead.
“It was just a matter of a number of people expressing concern and then deciding that we wanted to do something about it,” says co-coordinator A.Tianna Scozzaro. “There was an initial meeting about a month ago and it’s grown from there. We’re going door-to-door to let businesses know that this is happening.”
“It’s probably going to be quite scaled back from what people normally think of,” Scozzaro adds.
Though the festival won’t close off any roads, Scozzaro says close to 50 businesses including Black Squirrel, Town Tavern, and Grand Central will host events inside and on the sidewalk.
But there are no guarantees the festival will return next year, says Scozzaro.
“What the festival needs to revive itself fully is a nonprofit that can actually put it on in the years to come,” she says. “That could be either an existing nonprofit or the development of a new nonprofit. Ideally, there are enough community nonprofits that exist.”
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