Halloween in Georgetown Brings Road Closures and Revelry

2011 Halloween participant in Georgetown
Philip Bermingham
2011 Halloween participant in Georgetown

During all of the trick-or-treating and revelry in Georgetown on this quickly approaching Halloween, parking will be restricted on some of the roadways in the neighborhood from 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, until 6 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 1.

Those streets affected are K Street, NW, from 30th Street to Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Water Street, NW from 33rd Street to the Capital Crescent Trail, 1000, 1100,1200, 1300 Blocks of Wisconsin Avenue, NW, M Street NW, from 25th Street to Key Bridge, 1100 block of 26th Street, NW, and Thomas Jefferson Street – 1000 block (from the canal, north to M Street).

Residents, visitors and employees of businesses in these areas will have access to these streets. Additional streets may be closed or opened as well. To gain access to these streets, citizens must present proof of work or residence to gain access to these streets. The restrictions will be in effect on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m., until Thursday, Nov. 1, 4 a.m. The streets affected by these closures are:

• 1000 block of Grace Street, NW

• 1000 block of Thomas Jefferson Street, NW

• 1000 through 1500 blocks of 29th Street, NW

• 1000 through 1500 blocks of 30th Street, NW

• 1200 through 1300 blocks of Potomac Street, NW

• 1200 through 1500 blocks of 27th Street, NW

• 1200 through 1500 blocks of 28th Street, NW

• 1200 through 1600 blocks of 33rd Street, NW

• 1200 through 1700 blocks of 34th Street, NW

• 1500 32nd Street, NW

• 1200 through 1700 blocks of 35th Street, NW

• 2600 through 3100 blocks of Dumbarton Street, NW

• 2600 through 3100 blocks of P Street, NW

• 2600 through 3600 blocks of O Street, NW

• 2700 through 3600 blocks of N Street, NW

• 2700 block of Poplar Lane, NW

• 2700 through 2900 blocks of Olive Street, NW

• 3100 block of Blues Alley, NW

• 3100 block of Oak Alley, NW

• 3100 block of South Street, NW

• 3200 through 3400 Q Street, NW

• 3200 block of Cecil Place, NW

• 3200 through 3600 blocks of Prospect Street, NW

• 3300 through 3400 blocks of Dent Place, NW

• 3300 block of Cady’s Alley, NW

• 900 block 30th Street, NW

Motorists are encouraged to exercise extreme caution when traveling in these areas. In addition, those who will be in the area on Halloween are encouraged to use public transportation. Georgetown will be holding many events on and around Halloween to celebrate. Thunder Burger and Bar will be holding a Halloween Costume Contest. You can come at any time; costume judging begins at 10 p.m. Titles up for grabs are best male and best female costumes. Winners receive a $50 gift certificate to Thunder Burger and Bar.

The Annual Boo Cruise will be taking place on Saturday, October 27. Guests 21 and over can come aboard and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar all night long. Halloween costumes are encouraged and the best costume will win 4 free tickets on the Spirit of Washington during the costume contest by the end of the night! Boarding will begin at 9:00 pm, and the cruise will last from 9:30 p.m. to 12:05 a.m.

On Oct. 28, the Georgetown Theatre Company will be communicating with the spirits and reading poems and short stories by Edgar Allan Poe including "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee." After the show there will be a "Horrors d’oeuvre Reception" with the cast.

In Cady's Alley on Oct. 27, starting at 9 p.m., L2 Lounge will host an Angels & Demons party. Doors are open until 11 p.m.

Bandolero will be hosting its Wake the Dead Party at 10 p.m. on Nov. 2. It will feature a DJ on the first floor and a popular-vote costume contest from 10 p.m. until midnight. Prizes include gifts of lunch or dinner at Bandolero.

Paul Bakery has taken a different spin on Jack-o-Lantern making. It will carve bread rather than pumpkins. You are invited to join the fun at the Georgetown bakery and café. Cost is $15 per person; this includes a large pumpkin-shaped loaf of bread, a stencil to carve a design and a drink and treat. To reserve a spot, email paulb03@paul-usa.com. Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to noon; 1078 Wisconsin Ave., NW.

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