One of NW5’s bigger street parties takes place this Sunday, September 8, and it may give you the chance to actually meet your neighbours, rather than just peer into their window to see what telly prog they’re watching.
Festivities kick off on leafy York Rise at 11am with a music parade for kids, followed by some obligatory face-painting and fancy dress, while grown-ups can tuck into the food and DJs. And there’s always the ace deli Truffles to pick up some decent coffee, and the Dartmouth Arms for a pint or two of the strong stuff.
It’s worth adding that the bash is not just for York Rise residents, indeed it’s a community party that welcomes everyone, even a pooch who might wish to wag his tail in the dog show. Fingers crossed then for Kentishtowner mascot Pepper.
A heads-up to other halves and kids of embarrassing fortysomething groovers? Avoid cringing and make yourself scarce when the dad’s disco dance-off gets going. Yikes.
And, as with any stretch of sunshine in September, there’s always the fear that it might be the last rays you’ll see till 2014. So head down, get a bit burnt, and party like it’s Alma Street all over again.
The festival takes place on Sunday 8th September 11 am to 8.30 pm, York Rise