block party


Definition of block party

: 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 Part block party, part voter registration drive, the event in the heart of Milwaukee's Hispanic community, was organized by Voces to raise awareness of the electoral power of the state's Latinx and immigrant communities. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Voting is Power' painted on Historic Mitchell Street on Milwaukee's south side," 10 Oct. 2020 Miguel is posting flyers all over the Bronx for a fundraising block party, next to the missing-persons posters that are popping up more and more as vampires ravage the streets. Kathleen Newman-bremang,, "This Wholesome Netflix Horror Comedy Is Exactly What This Halloween Season Needs," 5 Oct. 2020 July 24: More than 100 protesters gathered in Louisville's NuLu neighborhood, blocking Market Street and setting up a block party in the road. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, "Breonna Taylor shooting: A 180-plus-day timeline shows how her death changed Louisville," 12 Sep. 2020 The street is slated to reopen on Saturday some time after 4 p.m. Like the version of Eat in the Streets in Avondale, this weekend’s block party in Pepper Place will include the option for patrons to order alcoholic drinks to go. al, "Eat in the Streets adds Pepper Place to list of locations, announces new dates for fall," 25 Sep. 2020 The unsanctioned artwork was painted on the street around 1 a.m. on Saturday following an annual block party in the area. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "New Yorkers paint profane message condemning Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo," 21 Sep. 2020 In those neighborhoods, trick-or-treat becomes a giant block party — with people congregating in close quarters, gathering around fire pits and sharing food and drink. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'I don't want our block to become a transmission point': The pandemic will change neighborhood trick-or-treat," 18 Sep. 2020 Derek Miller, president and CEO of the chamber and its Downtown Alliance, pointedly said this wasn’t a street festival or block party. Tony Semerad, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Salt Lake City to close parts of Main Street for weekend revelry — at a safe distance," 15 Sep. 2020 There is no date set for the city will issue block party permits again, but updates will be made to Dearborn’s website and social media accounts. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, "Dearborn suspends neighborhood block parties, aims to slow spread of COVID," 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of block party

1907, in the meaning defined above

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22 Oct 2020

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“Block party.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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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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