Encouraging interaction within our diverse and richly talented neighborhood, there are many community-wide events that occur throughout the year:

  • Annual Meeting (May)
  • Spring Block Party (April or June)
  • 4th of July parade/party in Brookdale Park
  • Fall Block Party (September)
  • Porchfest (October)
  • Halloween parade/party in Brookdale Park (October)
  • Luminaria and caroling, in conjunction with Westbrook (December)

Brookdale At-Home presentations

Since mid-2015, At-Home and other events hosted by Brookdale neighbors have taken place.  These have included:

  • Cynthia and Jack Morton  –  program to introduce new residents, July 2015
  • Richard Podolske and Clare Kelly  –  creating a historic district within Brookdale, October 2015
  • Mike Hudson  –  the Middle East, November 2015
  • Richard Erdman  –  the United Nations and why it matters, December 2015
  • Amy and Paul Rispin  –  the Amish community, January 2016
  • Dave Nicolson  –  genealogy, February 2016
  • Eric Sane and Judy Rivlin  –  beer tasting, March 2016
  • Richard Leon  –  the federal bench, hosted by the Graeub’s, April 2016
  • Diane Monash playing tangos, May 2016
  • Deborah Kalb  –  her children’s book, hosted by Bill Grigg, June 2016
  • Miti Figuredo  –  Chevy Chase Land Company redevelopment on Wisconsin Ave, hosted by Richard Podolske, July 2016
  • Kanthan Shankar  –  experience in Myanmar and other fragile places, September 2016
  • Jim Timbie  –  nuclear safety, hosted by the Graeub’s, October 2016
  • Brian Herberger  –  book for younger members, hosted by Marina Browser, November 2016
  • Jesse Witten  –  Redskin Trademark Law, January 2017
  • Larry Broadwell  –  Civil War Trails, hosted by Tom Olsen and Jocelyn Samuels, February 2017
  • Marvin Ott  –  China’s Drive for Asian Dominance, March 2017
  • Marsha Broadwell  –  a tour of National Zoo, April 2017
  • Amy Rispin  –  the history of the nearby African American community and its cemetery, May 18, 2017
  • Janet Hook  –  covering Donald Trump for the Wall Street Journal, hosted by Banach/Parisi, June 22, 2017
  • Flashlight Tag in Brookdale Park, organized by Tamar Nicolson, September 9, 2017
  • A rainscaping demonstration at the home of Manuel and Guimar Ochoa and presented by Carla Ellern of the Montgomery County government, October 1, 2017.
  • Jeremy Marshall and Heidi Frechette  –  the challenges of Indian health care and housing in the USA, hosted by Richard Podolske and Diane Waters, December 14, 2017
  • Sarah Erdman  –  her book Nine Hills to Nambonkaha and experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cote d’ Ivoire, hosted by Sibyl and Richard Erdman, January 24, 2018
  • Chatter restaurant presentation by Gary Williams, former basketball coach of the University of Maryland, organized by new Brookdale neighbors Ron DiGiovani and Liz Kornheiser, February 22, 2018
  • Matt Hoye  –  what it’s like to be a political producer covering the White House for CNN in the era of President Trump, March 15, 2018, at the home of Matt and Melissa Junior.
  • Marie Moylan and David Lewis  –  their year-long European experience, at the home of Richard Podolske and Diane Waters, July 17, 2018
  • Vietnam Presentation by Larry Broadwell, Bill McCloskey, Glenn Skaggs, and Richard Podolske, hosted by Elsa and Glenn Skaggs, August 23, 2018
  • A Brookdale Back-to-School celebration, in Brookdale Park, September 3, 2018
  • Progressive Art Walk to six Brookdale homes, organized by Sibyl Erdman and Heather Paul, November 4, 2018
  • Holiday party, hosted by Bill Grigg at his home for a presentation by Deborah Kalb on her new children’s book entitled “John Adams & the Magic Bobblehead,” December 9, 2018
  • Meet and Greet at Chatter Restaurant, January 17, 2019
  • Emiliano Bos  –  his experiences as a reporter for the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, at the home of Richard Podolske and Diane Waters, February 20, 2019
  • Ed Moyer  –  his experiences as a DC travel guide, at the home of Adrienne Nassau, March 2019
  • Presentation by Amy Rispin  –  “River Road, A Century of History in Black and White” at the home of Tamar and David Nicolson, April 25, 2019
  • House and Garden Tour, organized by Adrienne Nassau, Cynthia Morton, and participating residents, June 9, 2019
  • National Zoo tour, lead by Marsha Broadwell, July 29, 2019
  • Rising Start in the Park, organized by Heather Paul to welcome K-5 students who are returning to school, September 2, 2019
  • Art Walk in several homes of Brookdale South, organized by Jan Rowland, October 6, 2019
  • Bill Grigg presentation on his book entitled “A Perfectly Natural Murder” at his home, October 17, 2019
  • Presentation by Stepanie Smarr of Chevy Chase Land Company on the changes being made at the “Collection,” at the home of Adrienne Nassau, November 7, 2019
  • Slide show presentation on Israel, Lebanon, and Jordan, by the Rispin and Podolske/Waters neighbors, at the home of Richard Podolske, January 23, 2020