Sunday Social is a derivative of the Mobile Block Party thrown in the past couple of years near the Mobile on the corner of Francis@Dowling near Project Row Houses. Those block parties were in response to a wave of thefts and a desire for safe socializing after dark. Engaging that corner was an attempt to “take back” part of our neighborhood lost to illicit activity.
Sunday Social is a public art event created in response to a recently published list of America’s 25 Worst Neighborhoods which features two corners in Houston’s Third Ward. MF Problem will host an afternoon social on the corner of Sauer @ McGowen to counter the temporary yet damaging description of this area by offering an alternative way to reactivate this and other “dangerous” corners.
This event draws on rural/Southern/African American traditional picnics, socials, and jubilees that include dancing, live music, food, and socializing. Guests are encouraged to dress in semi-formal clothing or your “Sunday Best.” Also, please bring a dish to share if you wish.