Tuesday, September 8, 2009

the festivals in your neighborhood...

A week or so ago, Sesame Street was honored at the Daytime Emmy Awards. It's strange to think that Sesame Street has been on the air for 40 years now, but even stranger to realize that there was a time that it wasn't. I can't imagine television without that show. I also can't imagine television without Reading Rainbow, and that just got cancelled, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried about that.

But I digress. The reason I bring up Sesame Street is that during the segment in which they honored the show, some of the cast members, both Muppet and human, came out and sang an Emmy-centric version of "The People in Your Neighborhood" and it was about as strange as you'd expect it to be. Gordon sang a line about murderous soap opera villains, and worlds literally collided (go to 4:45):

I remember thinking that the only thing connecting Sesame Street and soap operas is the fact that they're both on TV during the day.

My point (and I do have one) is that, while Grassroots is involved in lots of events and festivals in Greensboro, there are also a lot that we don't help with. There's always something interesting going on in our neighborhood:

In just a few weeks, there's the annual Greek Festival, a three-day celebration that features some of the best food you'll ever eat in your life, not to mention live music and a wide variety of gift items.

On October 4th, be sure to head over to the Greensboro Arboretum for Art in the Arboretum. Sponsored by Greensboro Beautiful, it's a chance to enjoy some amazing fine arts and crafts in a lovely outdoor setting.

The last week of October means one thing: it's time for The Greatest Homecoming on Earth. The whole week will be jam-packed, but make sure you get to the A&T Homecoming Parade. It's quite a show.

And of course, be sure to come down to Center City Park every Wednesday at noon through October for Tunes at Noon, featuring different performers each week. This is just a sampling of all the fun, family-friendly goings-on in town - really, there's always something, and I love that about Greensboro. For a much more comprehensive sense of what's happening in your neighborhood, you can check out GoTriad.com. And be sure to visit our website for more information about Festival of Lights and next year's Fun Fourth Festival.

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