Getting Started

Organization is the most important part of planning a block party. You need a Chairperson to coordinate the entire effort and to make sure that everyone else carries out their appointed tasks. Next, choose a Steering Committee to plan the day, choose the date, (and don’t forget a rain date) and the theme of the party.

You should also appoint sub-committee Chairpersons. These individuals are responsible for  specific block party functions such as publicity, entertainment, arrangements etc. Their role is crucial. If the Chairperson does not obtain a street closing permit, for example, your party will be canceled or it will have to be held on someone’s front yard. The general chairperson, steering committee, and sub-committee chairpersons should meet regularly before the event. There are specific responsibilities of each committee. Not every committee is necessary for every block party.