Snow Ball Fight Scheduled for 2pm at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park Sat.

by Prince Of Petworth February 5, 2010 at 4:28 pm 28 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user JustBurk

Thanks to all the readers who sent this from Craigslist:

So, the title of the post alone should indicate that I am a HUGE fan of 2 things — (1) Having a FUN time in whatever I am doing and (2) the SNOW!

Well, this weekend those two things come together and I am consequently trying to organize a giant friendly snowball fight in Meridian Hill Park.

For those who participated in the giant snow ball fight on U Street earlier this Winter, you know well how much fun was had — and I envision the same thing, minus people throwing snowballs at car and the subsequent scare that occurred when the cop pulled out his gun!

No, this will be different, 2 teams — across the field from each other just pelting away with snowballs. The layout of the park will make this perfect. There are wooded areas, hills, and completely enough room for everyone to have a blast.

Feel free to bring your pets as well as I know last time we did this there were a bunch of doggies there as well!

Saturday at 2:00 PM EST!! Don’t miss it!!!

The fun will start at 2:00 PM EST!!!

  • jcm

    Should I tool up for this one?

  • jeff


  • Tom

    Jeff’s going down!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jim

    people, the real snowball fight will be in Dupont Circle at this time. There are 3,000 people signed up on facebook (yes THREE THOUSAND!!!) http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=214506802146

    • grumpy

      which is a very good reason NOT to go to dupont!

    • Ace in CH

      Meridian Hill Park is the BEST location for a snowball fight – won’t impede traffic, bother cops, natural hiding places, a sledding hill…etc, etc. Have fun in Dupont Circle but the real fight will be at Meridian Hill Park.

      Also, I don’t think your Dupont 3000 could handle the Meridian Hill Park 600. SPARTANSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

  • H

    this has the potensh for disaster.

  • Emily

    and a special at The Town Tavern that’s $25 all you can drink from noon to 6. bringggggggg it on!

  • 8 and H crew

    Here go the white people again starting some mess, another poolice will get out of their luxury vehicle and fire some shots to dispurse the crowd. Dam White People!!

  • matt

    Whose gonna bring the gun this time?

  • hmm

    Ah yes, who has the outdoor hottub for the ne’ked aftapartiee….

  • Chris

    I’m gettin’ strapped up for this one. If it’s a lie, then we fight on that lie.

  • Amsterdam

    When will these overgrown white children grow up?

    • Anonymous

      how 20th century.

    • Hamsetrdam

      When you pull your pants up over your ass…

  • It’s Only Fun Until Someone Loses an Eye! I will have to skip Dupont 3000 and Fun on the Hill.

  • jg

    There will be a snowball fight on 14th & U at noon on Saturday.

  • I just want someone to shovel my sidewalk.

  • Columbia Heights Boy

    We’ll be there~

  • Denise

    Have fun, folks! I’m too far north to attend :(

  • OK guys have fun but just be safe its good to see the community come together any time!

    Landy Thompson
    In Da Streeets,Inc

  • RS

    Who still refers to it as Malcolm X Park?

    • ontarioroader

      Pretty much all of us who are from here.

    • Jeremy

      Yup, basically people like myself who grew up here.

  • Anonymous

    It’s Meridian Hill Park and has been since Mary Foote Henderson donated to the federal government the 12 acres across 16th street (the 77th meridian) from her own Henderson Castle about 90 years ago.

    In the 1960’s, Nation of Islam’s Malcom “X” Little spoke at the Park once, and hence the name.

    He was killed in New York in 1965 by his own violent Nation of Islam.

    Some of us Washingtonians have always and still call it Meridian Hill Park, some of us call it Malcom X Park.

  • eric

    It was fun ! A good friendly snowball fight on top of the hill, and a run in the park for lots of neighborhood dogs.

  • Joel

    DC inspires NYC Park Slope to organize snow ball fight: http://www.fuckedinparkslope.com/home/wtf-school-is-already-closed-for-tomorrow-also-snowball-figh.html

    [kind of cool]


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