Brighton Twins Celebrate 200th Birthday


Style Watch: 1807 Meets 2007

Happy 200th, baby Brighton! For Allston-Brighton's annual miles-long neighborhood parade, I stroll majestically along wide avenues in an 1807 "Regency" era costume. With my empire-waist dress, long gloves, and historically accurate hairstyle, little girls keep asking if I am a princess! In my arms, I carry two baby dolls: the twin neighbors of Allston and Brighton! My sign plays with the "It's a boy!" theme, reading, "IT'S A... TOWN!"

I engage parade watchers at street-side, playfully pointing out which baby is Brighton, which is Allston. I receive many hearty laughs and smiles from Allston-Brighton's diverse community, from skateboarding teens to clusters of elderly women to non-English-speaking families to young kids to patrolmen. Allston-Brighton is one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods I have visited, making for a parade experience that truly feels like the whole world is meeting up in celebration!

Happy 200th, baby Brighton! For Allston-Brighton's annual miles-long neighborhood parade, I stroll majestically along wide avenues in an 1807 "Regency" era costume. With my empire-waist dress, long gloves, and historically accurate hairstyle, little girls keep asking if I am a princess! In my arms, I carry two baby dolls: the twin neighbors of Allston and Brighton! My sign plays with the "It's a boy!" theme, reading, "IT'S A... TOWN!"

I engage parade watchers at street-side, playfully pointing out which baby is Brighton, which is Allston. I receive many hearty laughs and smiles from Allston-Brighton's diverse community, from skateboarding teens to clusters of elderly women to non-English-speaking families to young kids to patrolmen. Allston-Brighton is one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods I have visited, making for a parade experience that truly feels like the whole world is meeting up in celebration!

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