A reader writes in with the following:
I'm writing to let you know about an event happening next Saturday (May 5th) on the 600 block of L St. NE. A few of us who are new to the area thought it might be fun to have a block party so that we can get to know our neighbors. It's going to be low-key (pot luck style), with music and a raffle (we'll be giving out tickets that day), but hopefully will be a nice opportunity for everyone to get to know each other better. Raffle prizes are gift certificates that have been generously donated by some H St. restaurants and businesses. We're planning on things getting underway in the early afternoon (for residents of the block, primarily) and then opening things up to anybody else who might feel like stopping by around 3. We would love for you to give us a little plug on Frozen Tropics if you would be willing - we would love to meet some more of our neighbors in the area!