At the start of the fall season the NEN provides opportunities for neighborhoods to throw their own block party! The NEN Neighborfest is a locally organized gathering that offers your neighbors a chance to come together, have fun and build a stronger sense of community. Block parties are a great way for neighbors to interact and connect. The event itself can range from blocking off a street and letting the kids have free range to hosting a get together in the lobby, or community room, of your apartment building. The goal is to bring your neighbors together in the most convenient way possible for your community.
In summer 2016 we offered community leaders across the city the opportunity to partner with us to host Neighborfest Block Parties in their neighborhoods during the fall. In partnering with us to host their block party, each block party leader received the following resources and opportunities:
We are expecting our 2017 Neighborfest season to be the best yet. If you would like to throw a Neighborfest Block Party in your community then keep a watchful eye on this page. We will open up registration in summer 2017.
To participate, we ask that you meet the following requirements when registration is open: