block party


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

block party

n.
An outdoor public party organized by the residents of a neighborhood or city block.

block party

n
chiefly US and Canadian an outdoor party held for the residents of an urban neighbourhood

block′ par`ty


n.
an outdoor festival, usually held in a closed-off city street, often to raise money for a local organization.
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Family and community activist oriented, the block party continues to promote positive change in the Clearwater community.
In 2013, Block Party upgraded to a 13-city tour from its previous year's five-stop visitation, and in 2014, it landed in 22 cities across North America.
Originally organized by the Eugene Cocktail Society neighborhood group, the block party now is the effort of more than 120 community volunteers, artists and musicians who donate their time to provide the free event, which also will feature carnival games, street performances and food vendors from Whiteaker favorites.
The seventh annual event, dubbed the World's Greatest Block Party, returns to Universal Studios, which hosted the original POY fete.
William Borowski has helped plan the Shirley Avenue block party in Millbury for the past two years.
In Denver's Stapleton neighborhood, thousands of people come out every year on block party day.
It's fun to see everyone out of their house and at the party,'' says block party organizer Andi Schoffman, surveying the scene.
Not far away, Barbara Williams, 58, chatted with neighbors during a card game at the block party.
Harrell Fletcher's appealing brand of community-based art may rely on the people, but the tone is more block party than party line; material and message seem to be ungrudgingly provided by the wide range of "ordinary" publics--schoolchildren, church choirs, convenience-store clerks--he engages.
The highlight of Estee Lauder's Hot Lips contest at the Allure Magazine Beauty Block party in October was a visit by Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall.
September's Homeownership Month features a block party in Bushwick, Brooklyn, with new homeowners on Evergreen Ave.
The free-flowing beer might have had something to do with the positive energy at the World's Largest Block Party, an annual fundraiser and all-out social event sponsored by Chicago's Old St.