Long Branch Festival to Take Place in September

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The Long Branch Festival will take place from Friday, September 10th until Sunday, September 12th at Flower Avenue Urban Park (8746 Flower Ave in Silver Spring).

Per the Long Branch Festival Facebook event page:

The purpose of the Long Branch Festival is to celebrate the dynamic neighborhood, businesses and culture of Long Branch. Our goal is to bring communities together and celebrate our diversity, expand understanding of the crucial role of shared public spaces and highlight the value of locally-owned stores.

An additional goal is to help our community reimagine a future that includes both the current community and future changes.The festival is also an experiment in placemaking — the process of adding small interventions to the built environment to make areas feel more walkable, accessible, and friendly. We want community members to start seeing the places they already use in a different light: maybe there are ways to increase support to local business by adding more seating in a certain area, or create more spaces for people to gather.

One of the several inspirations for this event came from a Montgomery Planning initiative in White Flint. We also want to reimagine the look and feel of Long Branch with a people-centered approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces while supporting the people and businesses who have called Long Branch home for many years.

The Long Branch Festival is a collaborative partnership of the Long Branch Business League, Montgomery Housing Partnership, Montgomery County Planning, and the Department of Housing and Community Development, with substantial support from Montgomery Parks and Purple Line Transit Partners.

Below you’ll see the 2021 Long Branch Festival schedule:

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