For well over 50 years, Brooklanders have organized to serenade friends and neighbors with Christmas carols. I have participated in the annual event in previous years and have had fantastic time and met so many warm, friendly neighbors. If you don’t know a lot of carols by heart, don’t worry, sheet music will be provided. If you don’t sing well, again don’t worry, it’s all about the community spirit. This year, the caroling will take place on Saturday, December 17th.
Meet up inside the Rosary House, 1201 Monroe St., at 6:30 PM and be prepared to hit the streets of Brookland, caroling as you go. It is so great to see the looks of happiness, appreciation and surprise on people’s faces as you passed them on the street and when they came out of their houses and businesses. The caroling ends up with a pot luck party at 1527 Otis Street NE (you can drop off your dish ahead of time). All are welcome to join in for as long as you want. If this doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, nothing will.