Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Block party promotes ‘Buy Local' campaign - Gazette

Jason Tomassini and Jeremy Arias | Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The "Buy Local Block Party," an indoor-outdoor neighborhood celebration to promote Silver Spring's "Buy Local" campaign, will be held 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Arts Alley, 8030 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring.

Admission is free and the event will feature performances from Silver Spring hip-hop group Kahli Abdu and Pidgin English and Roadhouse Oldies record shop's DJ Scooter Magruder and DJ Slow Roll. County Councilwoman Valerie Ervin (D-Dist. 5) of Silver Spring will also be in attendance.

The event will also feature a Hook and Ladder Beer Garden at Mayorga Coffee Factory, treats from Moorenko's Ice Cream Café, pet portraits at the Photogroup Studios, a Pyramid Atlantic Community Arts Market, a potted plant sale from Washington Gardener Magazine, interactive art projects for kids and adults, live portrait sketches and live yoga demos with Willow Street Yoga instructors.

The Silver Spring Historical Society's new book "Historic Silver Spring" also will be on sale.

For more information, details and updates, visit the Buy Local Silver Spring Web site at The event is also sponsored by The Veridian at Silver Spring Metro.

For more information, e-mail Buy Local program manager Emily Adelman at or call 202-540-7425.

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