Scenes from the 2011 Elsie Street Block Party

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A good time was had by all at the Elsie Block Party last Saturday. New Neighbor Adrian was on hand to take the fab photos shown here, while Neighbor Michael, who helped organize the festivities, reports:

The Fifth Annual Elsie Street Block Party (between Eugenia & Cortland) took place Saturday, Sept. 24 and featured a fierce bake-off competition (with ranked-choice voting by neighbors), Bhangra dance performance and class, bouncy house, a clown pinata, a balloon artist, pot-luck lunch and much friendly conversation and neighborly connection. There were also sculpturally engineered portals at both ends of the block.

Neighbor Jenee wrote in with results from the Bake-Off:

The competition was fierce as usual, but the following bake-masters elbowed out the others in the following fashion:

3rd Place – Liz Bachetti, for her incredible Lemon Tart with Raspberry Sauce
2nd Place – Heather Brame, Red Velvet Cheesecake (Heather is a regular winner on the local cheesecake competition circuit)
1st Place – Kurt Bollacker, for the astoundingly intense Blueberry Cream Cake, which also featured some sort of caramel sauce I believe.

Lastly, there’s just no way to top this neighborhood-family photo. Talk about Bernal Love…

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PHOTOS: Adrian Mendoza

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