Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Block Parties

No, I didn't say "blog parties" though that sounds like a good idea...

I read an article about a neighborhood block party that featured community resources, e.g. Big Brothers & Sisters, Junior League, Family Services, etc. The block party also had fun activities for the kids including arts and crafts, Play-Doh tables, two bounce houses, a rock-climbing wall, and music by local organizations. Art, music, physical activity-what more can you ask for a community event?

Not only is the whole concept a great idea to copy in your own neighborhood (and yes you would have to do some organizing but so what?) but it seems like a good opportunity for local artists to get out there and show the kids what you do. You never know when you will inspire someone.

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