Live music, kids activities/entertainers, an art exhibit and a sense of community will highlight the Long Branch Super Block Party to be held on Saturday, May 11 at the Long Branch Library from 2 to 5 p.m. (rain date, May 18). The library is located at 8800 Garland Ave. in Silver Spring.
The free event celebrates the 10 temporary, site-specific sculptures that are on display at the library and along Flower Ave. until May 20. The sculptures, that honor the Long Branch community and culture, were composed by students from the University of Maryland Art and Architecture Studio.
A variety of live music will be performed by The Relics (Reggae), Jumpin Jupiter (Rockabilly) and Trimbaldi’s Band (Latin). Children’s activities include face painting, kitemaking, storytime, bubblemaking, Little Garden Art project, Imagination with Magic Clay and T-shirt screen printing.
Special appearances are scheduled by McGruff the Crime Dog; Talon, the D.C. United mascot; magician George Bradley and The Tricycle Man Harry Connelly.
The Long Branch Super Block Party is co-sponsored by the Long Branch Business League, Montgomery Housing Partnership, Montgomery County Public Libraries, the County’s Department of Housing and Community Affairs, IMPACT Silver Spring, the University of Maryland Architecture and Department of Art programs, Giant and Capital One.
For more information, call 301-622-2400, ext 33.
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Contact: Carol Legarreta, 240-777-0030