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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Wickersham said 30 to 70 people were at the block party when deputies arrived at the scene. Jennifer Dixon, Detroit Free Press, "Mount Clemens block-party murder suspect arrested at outside Chicago," 7 July 2018 In the other deadly shooting, a 23-year-old man was fatally shot at a block party in Southwest Philadelphia. Katherine Nails,, "2 dead, 9 injured in Philly shootings," 5 July 2018 Turn your yard into a potluck and host a block party. Kat Hnatyshyn, kansascity, "Here's to a thrifty Fourth of July," 30 June 2018 Despite temperatures in the 90s, Buttigieg and Glezman wore dark blue, three-piece Ted Baker suits from Nordstrom as they were driven in the back of a cherry red 1961 Studebaker Lark VIII to stop briefly at a South Bend Gay Pride Week block party. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg's wedding shows Indiana isn't 'drab'," 19 June 2018 His plan for the block party is also a shout to Houston. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, "Travis Scott honors Astroworld with block party, release of his Jordan shoes," 7 June 2018 North Park will roll out the red carpet Saturday for its annual block party known as SDCCU Festival of Arts. Michael James Rocha,, "North Park gets ready for 22nd annual SDCCU Festival of Arts," 10 May 2018 Students from March For Our Lives will host a block party Friday at the Lake Eola Amphitheater — an event that is part celebration, part voter-registration drive. Kate Santich,, "March For Our Lives students bring national tour to Lake Eola," 12 July 2018 Biggest celebration is expected to be at 18th and Locust Streets at Rittenhouse Square, where Parc will host an all-day block party to also mark its 10th anniversary. Michael Klein,, "The sassy, hoagie-mouthed chef is back | Let's Eat," 11 July 2018

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of block party was in 1907

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

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