The fall has arrived and with it the change of seasons that really defines the Washington region. The beauty of this area is that we really do have four distinct seasons to enjoy.
Lots of fun fall events are underway in our community. By the time you read this, I will have attended Rose Park’s 7th Annual Fall Pumpkin Festival. This is a great event for neighbors of all ages, including hot cider, ghosts and goblins, and a costume parade. It also unfortunately marks the end of the farmers’ market season at Rose Park. Luckily for the residents of Ward 2, several of our other neighborhood farmers’ markets continue through the fall, such as Foggy Bottom, Dupont Circle and Penn Quarter.
Last week, I had the opportunity to serve as the Grand Marshall of the 25th Annual High Heel Race near Dupont Circle. The neighborhood holds a special place in my heart, as it was my first home in the District. For those unfamiliar with the event, it involves thousands of spectators gathering on 17th Street north of P Street the Tuesday before Halloween to watch hundreds of costumed revelers race down the street in their high heels.
This leads us to our next big holiday, Halloween, which also happens to be my birthday. The Metropolitan Police Department again did extensive planning for the crowds associated with Halloween to ensure a safe celebration throughout the District. I celebrated this year by attending the “Little Goblins Parade” on Oct. 29. This family-friendly parade involved a number of “little goblins” marching from Stead Park in Dupont Circle, through Logan Circle, to finish at the Watha T. Daniel Shaw Neighborhood Library.
I hope you are enjoying this fall as much as I am, and I encourage you to join one of the many great community events