Day 2756: Block Party

Yesterday, when my son Aaron and I were in Lexington, Massachusetts, we attended a block party.  Not the usual block party, but an Artwalk Block Party, in which store windows displayed painted and decorated blocks.

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Speaking of nurturing creativity, Block Party is also a documentary film which follows comedian Dave Chappelle during the summer of 2004, ending in a block party he hosted in Brooklyn which featured musical artists including Erykah Badu, Mos DefCommon, The Fugees, The Roots, and the Central State University Marching Band.  Here‘s Wyclef Jean asking members of the CSU marching band what they would do if they were President before he performed If I Was President”:

If any of them were President instead of our current one, I’d be celebrating with a block party.

Wanting to block our current President from getting a second term reminds me of this video from Republican Voters Against Trump:

That reminds me of my other photos from the same block in Lexington yesterday:

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Aaron and I had our own socially distanced block party in Lexington yesterday, celebrating near this guy …

IMG_5584 … with Cocoa Joel and Cake Batter ice cream from Rancatore’s.  I don’t have any photos of that celebration, but I do have these other photos from various blocks yesterday.

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After those walks around some blocks, Michael made us fish cakes with asparagus, turnips, and carrots.

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Party!

I shall now invite you all to a commenting block party, below.

As always, I end each daily blog block party with gratitude for everyone who helps me party, including YOU.

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22 thoughts on “Day 2756: Block Party

  1. An attractive variation on painted stones.

  2. Before, during, or after a block party, a group of early summer photographs which pay tribute to philosopher and poet Oscar. Beautiful compositions with flowers, sidewalks, grasses, oceans and light.

  3. That block party would leave me feeling more chipper, Ann.

  4. A bLockdown party? LOL! Cool (●මᴗමσ)σணღ*

  5. I love the blocks, and no messy cleanup after! my favorite is the one with the paper cranes on the pastel block. looks like Oscar is crafty and trying to change the channel on the remote. or block your other cat from changing the channel perhaps.

  6. A lovely party. 120 years of guarding the town; he must be ready for a rest by now!

  7. puella33

    Lovely blocks made with much creativity. I love the waterfront picture with the big circle.. Enjoy your day, Ann

  8. So much here makes me happy but I especially like the blocktopus.

  9. A party for blocks how cool I ahve no blocks here but I dolike a good party

  10. Fun idea, Ann, and as always, I love your water photos. Stay safe…

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