July 4 Block Party is Tomorrow!
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal are both slated to drop by.
10 AM. We Close the Street. Four people have signed up to help set up. We could use two or three more to help place barricades, hang signs, plant flags, fill wading pools and carry tables out to the block. Meet at 10 AM at West 55th and Eighth.
11:30 AM. Start the Grill. We need someone with charcoal grilling experience to get our 5-foot long grill started. And we always need grill chefs.
12 NOON to 4 PM. BLOCK PARTY!! Talk with neighbors, make new friends, splash in a wading pool, get your face painted, eat a hot dog, create a masterpiece in chalk. Remember to bring your own food and some to share.
4 PM to 5 PM. Clean Up. Two folks have signed up to help clean up and would no doubt appreciate help from a few more hands. Tables and chairs have to go back to the proper basements, recycling and trash have to be collected, the grill needs cleaning and when all is cleared, the block must be opened again to traffic--at least until next year.