Lantern Walk


Inaugural Talbot Avenue Bridge Lantern Walk: This Little Light of Mine

UPDATE: Highlights from the November 10, 2018 event.

When:    5:15pm Saturday, November 10, 2018 (rain date: Saturday, November 17)
Where:  Talbot Avenue (between Lanier Dr and Talbot Avenue Bridge)
Who:     Neighbors and friends of the historic Talbot Avenue Bridge
Bring:    Lantern*, family and friends, and warm layers

We will gather at dusk on the closed portion of Talbot Avenue for a few short remarks, lighting of our lanterns, and a song or two.  Then, as darkness falls, we will weave a procession of light through the three neighborhoods connected by bridge, returning to Talbot Avenue for light refreshments and hot beverages.

Lantern Walk Route: We will proceed (single file) over Talbot Avenue Bridge, around the closest North Woodside block, back over the bridge, down Talbot Ave, around the closest block in Lyttonsville and Rosemary Hills. The length is 0.8 miles and should take 15-30 minutes, depending on our walking speed.  Those who are unable to walk the whole distance may choose to stay on Talbot Avenue and watch the procession go back and forth over the bridge — or walk any portion of the route they choose.

Talbot Avenue Bridge Lantern Walk Route.

* All lantern walk participants are invited to a lantern-making workshop earlier in the day:

What:   * Free * Lantern Making Workshop led by local community artist Bertie LoPiccolo and Kate Elliot
When: 10am-1pm, Saturday, November 10 (rain or shine)
drop by whenever you can make it during this time frame
Where:  Coffield Community Center
2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring 20910
Note: We will have some extra lanterns on hand for those who do not have one, but cannot assure that we will have enough for everyone.  Bringing your own lantern is recommended, but we’d rather you come than stay home for lack of a lantern!  We will also have extra tea light candles available for anyone who needs them.

Links to Lantern making guides:

Download the lantern walk flyer [PDF].

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