03 Jul 2013

Capitol Hill 4th of July Parade – Feel the Patriotism

For many folks the 4th of July (Independence Day) means hot dogs, fireworks, and lemonade (or beer) with family and friends.  For Capitol Hill residents it also means the annual tradition of perhaps the shortest parade (in distance) anywhere on the East Coast; but don’t let the distance fool you.  The annual Capitol Hill 4th […]

04 Jul 2012

Capitol Hill 4th of July Parade in Photos

The annual 4th of July parade on Barracks Row is by far one of my favorite neighborhood traditions (the fireworks show in Lincoln Park is a close second, along with the trick-or-treating extravaganza on East Capitol Street for Halloween…).  You get to watch everything from the Marine Corps marching band to council members, parents and […]

13 Mar 2012

Elephants Take to the Hill. Clowns, Too.

No, this isn’t an allusion to a Republican party meeting.  In fact, no politics are involved.  The annual parade of performers and animals from Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus travels through Capitol Hill Tuesday evening, March 13.  They will de-train near Garfield Park and traverse the neighborhood and city streets on their way to […]

05 Jul 2011

Monday Morning Circle Time

This just isn’t right. We need to figure out a better system for Monday holidays.  I advocate today should be , “We take the 5th off to clean up the detritus from the neighborhood fireworks” day.  My kids were up late and were impossible to rouse for camp this morning. But it was a really […]

05 Jul 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!  Jon took these photos of yesterday’s parade for us.  Did you go?  How did you celebrate the holiday?

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