Begun in 2018, the Talbot Avenue Bridge Lantern Walk is an annual local community event that weaves together neighborhoods once divided by racial segregation. All are welcome! Come join us in shining our lights in the darkness, promoting unity over division, remembering the past and taking steps toward a brighter future…
WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 2022*
Gather by 5:15pm, Lantern Walk will commence soon after
WHERE: 4th Avenue and Hanover Street
(North Woodside) to Talbot Avenue (Lyttonsville), via Brookville Road
See below for three different ways to participate
BRING: Warm clothing, a lantern, and a bell to ring, if you have one
Note: Any type of lantern will do, from a tea light candle in a glass jar to
something more elaborate, either handmade or store-bought. You can
find many ideas online: bit.ly/HomemadeLanterns. If you have the time
and energy, we encourage you to get creative! Extra lanterns and
tea light candles will be available for anyone who needs them.
For more information and to RSVP for this event: bit.ly/TABLanternWalk
Questions? Email Event Organizers
* Rain date: Sunday, November 13, 2022 (any event updates will be posted to bit.ly/TABLanternWalk)
Ways to Participate
Residents of Lyttonsville, North Woodside, and Rosemary Hills are invited to participate in one of three ways:
1) Join for the whole lantern walk. As the route is not a loop, residents of North Woodside will need to walk back or have someone pick you up in Lyttonsville.
2) Join for a portion of the lantern walk. For example, residents of North Woodside can join for the portion that goes through the neighborhood (e.g. 4th Ave -> Warren St/A Wider Circle).
3) Watch the lantern walk pass by. Neighbors who live along the route can come out of their homes to watch, wave, and hold a candle or lantern of their own in solidarity. Neighbors who live elsewhere can come stand along the lantern walk route and do the same.
Any young children who participate should be closely supervised by adults. And organizers encourage participants to RSVP ahead of time at bit.ly/TABLanternWalk, so they have a good sense of expected numbers and can adjust safety precautions accordingly.
Check out videos of past Talbot Avenue Bridge Lantern Walks: