block party


Definition of block party

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

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Hotels have come back, new eateries have opened, and on weekend evenings, the market square erupts into a block party. Sara Clemence, WSJ, "Puerto Rico on the Rebound: A Three-Day Getaway Guide," 26 Dec. 2018 This past weekend, there was a block party to raise funds to keep the tradition alive through the three remaining stables on Carlton Street, Bruce Street and Fremont Avenue. Dan Rodricks,, "Rodricks: Baltimore's arabbers are struggling to keep the tradition alive. Here's how the city can help.," 10 Apr. 2018 Other shootings took place at a block party and a funeral. Michael Tarm, The Seattle Times, "11 dead, nearly 70 wounded in weekend violence in Chicago," 7 Aug. 2018 In addition, the main stage for this year’s block party, which kicks off at 4 p.m. June 16, is also moving, from Charles and 23rd streets to Charles Street and North Avenue. Chris Kaltenbach,, "Baltimore Pride parade to start in Charles Village, instead of Mount Vernon," 6 June 2018 Beyoncé crashing a New Jersey block party in 2010 to do the 'Cupid Shuffle'. Sarah Lindig, Marie Claire, "43 Videos of Celebrities Dancing Like No One Is Watching," 31 July 2016 This weekend is overflowing with festivals—including the Chosen Few Picnic and West Fest—but that's no reason to snub Dark Matter Coffee's annual block party, which this year becomes a two-day bash at Western and Chicago. Leor Galil, Chicago Reader, "Chicago neck breakers Nequient hit the road behind their scorching debut full-length," 3 July 2018 An Over-the-Rhine side street became a July 4 block party. Carol Motsinger,, "'Gotti' is about a New York City icon, but we spotted Cincinnati throughout the new movie," 15 June 2018 There are happier scenes; two recent paintings show a parade and a block party, with attendees facing the viewer and smiling. Will Heinrich, New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of block party

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of block party was in 1907

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English Language Learners Definition of block party

US : a party that is held outdoors for all the people who live in a neighborhood or city block

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