Derby Day in HMP: People and Pet Parade and Progressive Dinner

Save the Date! Saturday, April 30 will be a big day in Herron Morton Place, with activities themed around dressing up for the Kentucky Derby.

Festivities will start in the morning with the Derby Day People and Pet Parade along the New Jersey esplanade. Dress in your best Derby attire (i.e., fancy clothes and hats), put your pet in their favorite costume, and join the fun! (Pet not required) The parade will start at approximately 10 am, and parade participates are asked to gather at 19th and New Jersey at 9:30 am. Check back closer to the date for more information, and costume ideas.

And the Progressive Dinner is back!! HMP residents are invited to an adults-only Progressive Dinner for HMP residents from 6-10 pm on Saturday, April 30th. This is a new take on a long-time tradition (temporarily halted by the pandemic). The day’s Derby theme will continue, with guests encouraged to dress in their fancy attire and Derby hats. (Though fancy dress is not required.) Neighbors will still be asked to pitch-in food and the HMP Association will bring the wine. But instead of houses, the party will be hosted by local businesses and churches, including @properties (formerly known as Nottingham Reality), the Joy of All Who Sorrow church, and the Harrison Center. The cost of the event is $10, or free for HMP Association members (and the annual dues happen to be $10, hint hint). Come back soon to the website to RSVP for the event and sign up for your side dish/entree or dessert.