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.
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 Def, Common, 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.
That reminds me of my other photos from the same block in Lexington yesterday:
Aaron and I had our own socially distanced block party in Lexington yesterday, celebrating near this guy …
… 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.
After those walks around some blocks, Michael made us fish cakes with asparagus, turnips, and carrots.
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.