Street Festival canceled

PHOTO: Last year’s Takoma Park Street Festival.


The Street Festival may be canceled, but the Crawl is on. And there’s a Hurricane Party, and more.

The popular Takoma Park Street Festival scheduled for Sunday, October 4 has been canceled due to “conditions related to Hurricane Joaquin,” according to an announcement from event organizers.

Laura Barclay, executive director of event sponsor Old Takoma Business Association Winds, cited concerns with “ground saturation and street conditions were considered in coordination with City of Takoma Park officials.”

However, she said, The Crawl is not not cancelled. “Stay warm and dry inside the restaurants, bars and cafes at The Crawl,” she said. Participants purchase a mug at Republic restaurant or Trohv for $10. The mugs are good for discounts on certain beverages at several establishments: lattes at Capitol City Cheesecake and Bus Boys and Poets, draft beer at Evolve and MIddle East Cuisine, Olive Lounge, Takoma Station Tavern and Busboys and Poets, a select beer at Republic, Thai tea, coffee or ginger iced tea at Kin Da, Lemonade and iced tea at La Mano Coffee Bar, Peroni Beer at Roscoe’s Pizzeria.

Republic’s hurricane party

On the heels of the cancellation Republic Restaurant announced a “Hurricane Party” for Sunday afternoon at the Carroll Avenue restaurant/bar.

The event was organized in conjunction with Main Street Takoma, says the announcement from Republic’s public relations spokesperson Charissa Benjamin.

They will offer live music, drink and food specials. Benjamin suggested checking the Twitter and Facebook pages for updates.

Republic is located at 6939 Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park, Md.

Olive Lounge anniversary

Also, the Olive Lounge bar announced it will open a 1:00 p.m. Sunday to support The Crawl. The Olive Lounge is celebrating its 7th Anniversary Celebration all weekend, offering discounts both days on food, wine and draft beer.

Olive Lounge is located at 7006 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD.
Jazz Brunch at Capital City Cheesecake
Capital City Cheesecake is presenting performances by vintage jazz and blues artists, Esther Haynes and JC Veve Sunday Oct 4, 11:00 a.m.
Capital City Cheesecake is at 7071 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD.

Costumes and farmers

Other alternative activities, said Barclay are the Washington National Opera Costume Sale and the Takoma Park Farmers Market.

Washington National Opera Costume Sale is Saturday and Sunday, October 3 -4, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Washington National Opera Studio, 6925 Willow Street NW.

Takoma Park Farmers Market is every Sunday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Laurel Avenue in Takoma Park’s Old Town.
“Support your local farmers who have been harvesting all week in the rain,” said Barclay.

Barclay also invited the public to next year’s festival Sunday, October 2, 2016.



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Bill Brown
Bill Brown moved to Takoma Park in 1982. He has been involved in journalism in one way or another since he co-published an underground high-school newspaper in the late 1960s.