Block Party – Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum

Last night, a good friend and I went to the annual block party at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum. Several months ago, we’d seen images from last years party and really wanted to attend this year’s event. The highlight was the Brooklyn Jumbies stilt dancers who figure prominently in these images. There were also other dancers and a steel band to provide the music. Guests could also visit the museum for free and try their hand at making art, including stone carving and printmaking. After, we had a rather adventurous late supper at a Middle Eastern restaurant in Cambridge that halfway through our meal converted into a dance club. While some diners may have been put off, we thought it was an amazing and amusing experience. Cheers!

28 thoughts on “Block Party – Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum

  1. prior..

    Nice colors and stilt dancers are amazing to see in person – they used to have them in Disney parades

    Anyhow –
    The restaurant to club transition must have been interesting and glad you saw the better side –
    Hope he food was good –

      1. prior..

        I love love love middle eastern food!
        And what a nice was to wind down after a festival
        Which reminds me that I have missed so many local festivities this year -might need to check our out and about calendar

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      The block party is held every summer. I learnt of it in January and waited 8 mos. Tbe restaurant is Zuluโ€™s in Cambridge. They seated us at 9:45 and then the dancing started about 10:20 or so. Order the Middle Eastern pupu platter for two. Cheers

      1. Osyth

        Iโ€™m definitely making a note of the block party (see you there, next year!) and Zuluโ€™s will be seeing us very soon (time and pupu platter duly noted) … we both love Middle Eastern food so a recommendation of a good and fun place to enjoy it is really welcome. Thank you so much, Chris ๐Ÿ˜Š

      2. milfordstreet Post author

        Iโ€™m not sure the waitress was supposed to seat us at 9:45. She left and the waitress who stayed said she hoped we were not put out by the dancing. We told her we loved it. My friend and I stayed after we finished and paid to watch a bit more. The waitress said we were welcome to stay and dance but that was more action than we were looking for. Cheers

  2. Sarah

    WoW! This looks like so much fun, Chris! Your shots are amazing! I love the colours and the costumes! Iยดve always been fascinated by stilt dancers. And I love the pic with the boy so intent on carving the stone. Great job, Chris! And how awesome that your dinner turned out into a dance club of a sort – what fun! ๐Ÿ˜€


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