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Block Party Basics

It's time to rock the block and turn a collection of addresses into a close-knit community.









Planning the Party

If you know one or two other folks on your block, get together to brainstorm:

  • Decide what makes up your "block." Is it just your street, apartment building, or condo association? How large a crowd can you handle?
  • Sketch out the event date, location, and time.
  • Invite everyone to a general planning meeting. At the meeting, ask for volunteers.
  • Figure at least eight weeks to put it all together--permits and reservations might need lots of lead time.
  • About a week after the party, ask for feedback: what worked, what fell flat, how can it be improved--because a great block party can turn into a fun-filled, community-building annual event.


    Ready to start planning a block party?

      Comments
      andea 
      Jul. 15, 2009 5:12 am
      I like this idea! It would be great to do this in our neighborhood. There is a meeting coming soon for us! Thanks for the info.
       
      jesmor752 
      Jul. 16, 2009 9:38 am
      This was very helpful as we're having our street party very soon. I also found ideas at a website called partyblocker.com. Thanks.
       
       
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