This weekend is the Second Annual Parade of Cuteness (aka: The Little Goblins Parade) in Dupont/Logan.
On Saturday, October 27, bring your little one, dressed to the nines in his/her Halloween finest, and head to P Street for a kid-centric parade. The parade starts at 3 pm in Stead Park (1625 P Street NW) and ends in Logan Circle.
TD Bank, Whole Foods and Logan Hardware will all provide treats for the kiddos as they march along P Street to Logan Circle, and children’s performer Harambe with Baba Ras D will provide the entertainment, courtesy of Jack Evans.
All those participating in the parade should meet at Stead park at 2:45 pm. The Little Goblins Parade is organized by Moms in Logan Circle. For more information on the event or to volunteer, contact myersjoelle[AT]gmail.com.
A Saturday afternoon party for toddlers and kids on the mezzanine at Logan Circle Whole Foods brought out several dozen families from the Logan Circle area. From 11 am to 2 pm, they enjoyed refreshments, Valentine Card making, cookie decorating and face painting.
Joelle Myers of Moms in Logan Circle said, “Evelyn had spoken to Whole Foods after our Little Goblins Halloween Parade and they said they’d be interested in doing something again. So Evelyn and I worked together to put on this Valentine’s day event. Our guests were the children and families of Moms in Logan Circle, of which we are both members.”
Whole Foods provided the venue, food, and beverages and sponsored the cookie decorating activity. LCCA and Mandy and David real estate team sponsored the face painter; Mandy and David covered the crafts and decorations.
Several local officials also stopped by to help out and greet the families: ANC2F Chair Mike Benardo, Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and Ward 2 School Board Representative Mary Lord.
Sunday was a great example of the diversity of the Dupont-Logan neighborhood: a kids Halloween Parade down P Street that followed Tuesday night’s 17th Street High Heel Race. Of course, there were a fair number of neighborhood kids at Tuesday’s race festivities, too!
There was a strong, enthusiastic turnout for Sunday’s Halloween Parade: an estimated 250-plus kids and parents (and a smattering of family dogs) turned out yesterday for the first “Little Gobblins Parade” on P Street NW. The kids in costume, along with families and friends, met at Stead Park at 3 pm and then made their way to Logan Circle for games and treats. Along the way they trick-or-treated their way through Whole Foods.
“Moms in Logan Circle,” are organizing a Halloween kids parade, the “Little Gobblins” Parade on Sunday, October 30. The event is open to everyone in the community, according to Joelle Myers, one of the organizers. Originally scheduled for Saturday, the event was moved to Sunday due to the likelihood of rain (or snow?) on Saturday.
- Date: Sunday, October 30
- Assembly Time and Location: Be at the Stead Park Stead Recreation Center, 1625 P Street NW, by 2:45 pm
- Parade Time: 3 to 4 pm
- Parade Route: East on P Street from Stead Park/Playground to Logan Circle.
“We’ll end at the circle, where the kids can have ample room to run around and play in their costumes and us bigger folks can chit-chat!” Official parade greeters are Councilmember Jack Evans and the staff of Whole Foods — and residents who come out to watch.
The participating trick-or-treaters will actually make their way through the P Street Whole Foods store, getting treats in various sections.
If you’re a local mom and interested in joining “Moms in Logan Circle,” send an email to [email protected].