September 26, 2011

Neighborhood get-together

The Johns Hopkins University and the Charles Village Business Association hosted the seventh annual JHU Convergence block party on Sunday, Sept. 18. Johns Hopkins students and administrators, including President Ron Daniels; residents from the neighborhoods surrounding the Homewood campus; and locally oriented exhibitors came together to celebrate the community and enjoy the free food, a moon bounce, face painting, carnival games and $1,000 in prizes from local businesses. McGruff the crime dog and the JHU Blue Jay mascot also made appearances. New this year was a dunk tank, with “dunkees”—JHU students, community members and Salem Reiner, JHU’s director for community affairs—raising $250 for the Village Learning Place.