When: Sun., Sept. 16 2012
When the people of Cannonborough and Elliotborough heard that a new neighborhood development was planning to take over one of the neighborhood’s few remaining green spaces, they decided to stand up and fight. Even though the Friends’ efforts to save the park were not successful, the sense of community that has emerged from the struggle is worth celebrating. So they’re doing just that with a Neighborhood Revival party. The United Order of Tents, the Cannon Street Y, Peace Happens, and the Charleston Preservation Society are also participating in the Revival; Friends of DeReef Park’s Bill Bowick mentions that attendees can look forward to some incredible homemade treats from the Tent ladies. There will also be music from Ann Caldwell, popsicles from Sugar Bakeshop, storytelling, and tours of the neighborhood. “We want everyone to just get informed about our neighborhood and realize that it’s an open, friendly, creative place, and, moving forward, we hope the city and ... developers will be mindful of the fact that we have an organized group of people who are watching,” says Bowick.