Small Fry Playing Dress-up in the Alley

Damn the torpedoes - sheltered Archibald Walk was a fine spot for kids to play in the 1880s and remains so today.  The tree house has been the scene of fun dress-up moments in the last few years.  Here are some pictures.

We've been asked if we stage private kids parties. We don't, but you can attend a 4th of July open house to visit the tree house as long as it lasts.  You can also make an appointment for spring or fall birding sessions for a small group of local kids, ages 4-10.  See Birding Activities for details.  

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2018: ABBA Costumes for Halloween

Some of the E and G Street neighbors warmly welcomed our trick-or-treating MamaMia ensemble, with portable kaoroke.  They joined us in singing a few ABBA tunes.  The girls were amply rewarded with candy.  Thanks a lot, neighbors.

2018: Capture-the-Castle-Game, Round II, June

Castle defenders armed with "canon balls" faced off against castle attackers, armed with "flaming arrows."  In round II, the attackers/archers got the upperhand - two years earlier, they were wildly inaccurate shots! 

2017: Post-Thanksgiving Community Open House

2017: Rapunzel Ensemble at Halloween

2016: Capture-the-Castle Game Round I, May



2016: Knights of the Hill at Halloween with Cousins