block party

noun

: an outdoor public party put on by the residents of a city block or neighborhood

Examples of block party in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the opening reception for 242 Mulberry, a classic New York feeling permeated the air, reminiscent of a lively block party. Mecca Pryor, Essence, 30 May 2024 No sweat: For Friday’s Game 2 matchup, the team is holding an outdoor block party for fans in downtown Minneapolis. Jared Kaufman, Twin Cities, 22 May 2024 Its work entered the spotlight last summer following a mass shooting at the Brooklyn Day block party, which some Safe Streets staffers attended. Darcy Costello, Baltimore Sun, 6 Mar. 2024 More than 3,000 fans formed a vibrant garden of violet, black and white in Thrive City for the new WNBA team’s inaugural block party event. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for block party 

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of block party was in 1902

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“Block party.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/block%20party. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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