PHOTOS: Hilton Hits High Note With 5th Annual Maplewood Porchfest

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The sun shined brightly on the fifth annual Maplewood Porchfest on Sunday, September 4, 2022, as Hilton Neighborhood residents celebrated the unique vibrancy, creativity and closeness of Maplewood’s coziest community.

Launched in 2017, the annual musical festival involved a “family honk parade” down Lexington Avenue to open the event, and then a self-guided “stroll” through the Hilton neighborhood utilizing a map of porch (and driveway and front lawn) locations where local residents put on a show in almost every musical genre under the sun. This year included 28 Hilton “porches” with 45 performers. The free festival also featured lemonade and food stands raising funds for local charities such MEND, which supports local food pantries.

The event was made possible by Maplewood Community Music; the Hilton Neighborhood Association; Deputy Mayor Vic DeLuca; Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul, Captain Kuenzel and the Maplewood Police Department; a host of volunteers and supporters of the Maplewood Porchfest t-shirt fundraiser; and Maplewood Porchfest Committee members Susan and Ben Williams, Tracy Sham, Matt Dujnic, Jay Dougherty and Bill Tally.

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Photos courtesy of Tracy Sham, Bonnie Schwab, Susan Williams, Eric Greenberg and Jay Dougherty:

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