block party

noun

Definition of block party 

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

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About five miles away in Lawndale, two people got out of a vehicle, fired at a crowd of people at a block party and escaped, the Chicago Tribune reported. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Chicago's bloody weekend sees at least 40 people shot, 4 of them killed," 10 Aug. 2018 VISTA Solatube holds block party Solatube International is opening its doors with a free open house for friends and neighbors from 3-7 p.m. June 21, the longest day of the year. Laura Groch, sandiegouniontribune.com, "North County Business Briefs, June 14," 14 June 2018 The department will deploy strategies for this upcoming weekend to such gatherings, including block parties, that have seen success in other districts that did not recently experience violence. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Following Chicago shootings, police announce new efforts to combat violence," 9 Aug. 2018 Pride Weekend will include the 10-block parade down N. Charles Street from 33rd Street to 23rd Street from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, a block party in Station North at 4 p.m. Saturday and a festival Sunday at Druid Hill Park. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "Under Armour to sponsor Baltimore Pride Parade and outfit volunteers with PRIDE sneakers," 14 June 2018 The contest will end with a block party at the restaurant with food and games. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "50-plus Easter brunch spots in Chicago and suburbs," 20 Mar. 2018 The Holy Grail at The Banks is putting on a second block party Monday at the end of the Findlay Market Parade. Cincinnati.com, "Parade Day Block Party at The Banks before Cincinnati Reds face Chicago Cubs," 29 Mar. 2018 Read more: Rouse was charged after a block party turned into a shooting melee early Thursday morning around Court and Clemens streets. Jennifer Dixon, Detroit Free Press, "Mount Clemens block-party murder suspect arrested at outside Chicago," 7 July 2018 The block party will celebrate the reopening of the Bourse and will feature stilt walkers, stage performances, food trucks, a beer garden, and other free samples from vendors. Claire Wolters, Philly.com, "Where to find free food in Philly for July Fourth," 27 June 2018

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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block party

noun

English Language Learners Definition of block party

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

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