The 2nd Whitelock Harvest Fest Was a Great Day in the Community

The morning of October 7th started with grey skies, cold, and the threat of rain, and pretty much stayed that way, but, hey, it's autumn.  Whitelock Street was alive and vibrant anyway.  Four hundred people came out for the 2nd Whitelock Harvest Fest and had an incredible day sampling food, talking with neighbors, listening to great music, and enjoying the activities for our children.  Held on the site of Reservoir Hill’s former commercial hub, the Fest is a celebration of family, community, healthy food, recreation, creative city living, and the power of working together to return life to the heart of Reservoir Hill.

Transforming the 900 block of Whitelock Street into the liveliest place in Reservoir Hill,

Neighbors and Friends . . .

Danced . . .

Talked . . .

Sampled unique and delicious greens dishes in the Greens Cook-off

Played . . .

Ate . . .

Shook the lulav and etrog (and you didn't even have to be Jewish)

And caught up on the local news in the Reservoir Hill newsletter, Views From the Hill

Check out the pictures shot by out neighborhood photographer, Howard Fink:  2012 Whitelock Harvest Fest

THE DAY IN PICTURES

Fifteen people entered their favorite greens dish in the Greens Cook-Off

The Whitelock Community Farm offered some great prizes this year, including a $100 cash award, and a three-course dinner for four at the Woodberry Kitchen

SO WE HAD SOME VERY HAPPY WINNERS

 

There were . . .

CLOWNS . . .

BANDS . . .

Reservoir Hill’s own youth hip hop dance group, Infamous . . .

 

Balloon-makers and Face-painters . . .

 

Smoothies made by pedal power . . .

AND LOTS MORE FOR THE KIDS TO DO . . .

 

Playworks from John Eager Howard School ran games for our children

BIKE MARYLAND HOSTED A BIKE RODEO Riders 6 - 14 years of age got trained in safe riding, rode an obstacle course, and got a free helmet

Thank you to all of the organizations who came out to make the day such a success and share their ideas and resources with Reservoir Hill neighbors and friends:

Beth Am Synagogue, Child First, Healthy Homes, Lakeside Neighbors Coalition, Maryland Hunger SolutionsMidtown Parents, New Lens, No Boundaries Coalition, Reservoir Hill Mutual Homes, and University of Maryland Food Supplement Education Program

AND MANY THANKS TO

BALTIMORE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS

WHOSE SPONSORSHIP MADE THE WHITELOCK HARVEST FEST POSSIBLE