With a mission to organize, operate, and maintain a program dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the diversity of Clarissa Street, the Clarissa Street Reunion is a way to reflect on a neighborhood that's seen a lot of change, and to celebrate its ability to come back. The first reunion, in 1996, attracted more than 10,000 people, and has since seen attendees come from across the country. The festival is committed to enriching the Clarissa Street community and honors residents of the 3rd ward who have given of themselves to the community. In line with the committee's efforts to uplift, a $1,000 scholarship is given to an entering college student each festival.
The Clarissa Street Reunion will take place Saturday, August 15, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Clarissa Street. The event is free. For more information, visit clarissastreetreunion.org.