It all started with a flier. In fact, a lot of fliers. A neighbor on my street, Occidental Blvd. in south Silver Lake, canvassed the entire block with fliers advertising a July 4th Community Block Party. She didn’t have to ask twice. I immediately coordinated with Graham Keegan downstairs to set up a Sidewalk Potluck BBQ and Pool Party.
But we didn’t have a pool. But we did have Graham’s pick-up truck and some plastic tarp. Pick-Up Truck Pool party!
I took a walk up Occidental Blvd. to see what activities other houses on the block were hosting.
Met some of the neighbors on the street where I’ve lived for over 2 years, but have never met. It turns out that many of the families that live on Occidental have been there for 3 generations. Aunts live across the street from nephews, and grandmas lives next door to grandsons. There is a real sense of community, and small town feel on this urban street. Exactly what I’ve been looking for in a neighborhood.
Met some great neighbors, and went over to Elf Cafe for $5 Falafel night.