Block Party Weekend
June 26, 2009
When was the last time you played volleyball in downtown New York? Flew a kite? Or lounged in a beach chair? This weekend may be your chance as several avenues will be closed to vehicles to allow pedestrians to take back the streets for play and relaxation.
Saturday will be the last day to check out "Meet the Street" in Manhattan. Fourth Arts Block has presented this street festival throughout June along Fourth Street, offering live music, volleyball, and discounted deals at local businesses, bars, and restaurants.
This Saturday, they’ll team up with Pride Goes East for a series of events celebrating gay pride on the East Side. Between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., East Fourth will host films, rainbow kite flying and rush tickets to shows throughout the Village.
For more details visit Fourth Arts Block.
In Brooklyn, L Magazine and Neighbors Allied for Good Growth have organized Williamsburg Walks, a community-centered event occurring every Saturday from June 6 to July 11, from noon to sunset. Bedford Avenue, between North Fourth Street and North Ninth Street will go car-free and feature a range of activities this Saturday – from food activism workshops to live music to street games intended to promote healthy families. Patrons are encouraged to B.Y.O.B.C. – Bring Your Own Beach Chair.
There’s more information at Williamsburg Walks.
167th Street, between Gerard and Cromwell Aves, will play host to the Bronx Summer Walks over the next couple of weekends. Organized by a coalition of community organizations and government agencies, the event seeks to empower local retail and encourage pedestrian activity. Free activities, games, dancing, raffles and more will be offered between noon and 4 p.m.
For more information, contact Walter C. Houston with the Local Development Corporation of the West Bronx at 917 371-2353.