Block or Street parties are great opportunities for neighbors to get together, meet each other, and build friendships. Street parties also help increase that sense of belonging to a community—something that we strive for at Pomona.
We have put together some tips and things to consider as you plan your street party.
Sign up to be a Street Captain and register your street at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find one or two neighbors to help you. Having an organizing committee will help with the details and encourage attendance. An organizing committee can also help serve as greeters, introduce new neighbors, and help with set up and clean up.
One rule of etiquette you must follow: Invite every household on your street—absolutely no exceptions.
Divide the Workload. Generally, a few neighbors supply grills, and others bring tables and chairs. Assign food/drink responsibilities or collect money to bring in catered food.
Entertainment. Decide as a street if you want to rent equipment (e.g., bounce house, dunk tank). Some neighborhoods keep it traditional with tugs-of-war, sack races, bike parades, football, water balloon toss, and scavenger hunts.
Noise: Entertainment such as band music, DJ, recorded music, and any amplifying equipment must be restricted to a volume that does not disturb residents. Sound perceived as excessive or offensive is prohibited.