Today the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement announced the 2019 recipients of the Mayor’s Block Parties.
This year’s recipients include:
600 block of N. Plum St.
200 block of S. Ann St.
600 & 700 blocks of Almanac Ave.
200 block of Ruby St.
W. Strawberry St.
The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement will fund and assist resident leaders and neighborhood groups with planning and executing block parties in their neighborhoods.
Dates for the block parties are still be finalized by the applicants.
“We’ve asked neighbors what they consider a strong neighborhood to be. One overwhelming theme residents shared is knowing your neighbor, having a good relationship with your neighbor, and an increase in neighborhood-related events where residents can build community. Mayor’s Block Parties are a positive and powerful way for people to connect on their blocks to build stronger, healthier and more cohesive communities. I love block parties!” said Milzy Carrasco, Director of Neighborhood Engagement
The Mayor’s Block Party was introduced by Mayor Sorace in 2018. W. Strawberry St. was selected as the official Mayor’s Block Party. Southwest Lancaster resident Julia Pelsinski hosted the inaugural Strawberry Street Festival on Sept. 15, 2018. Due to the quality of submissions, sponsorship funds were sought and additional Mayor’s Block Parties were also held on S. Prince St., Beaver St., Chester St., N. Mulberry St., N. Shippen St., N.Queen St. and at Brandon Park.
Funds are still available for 2019. The deadline to apply for a Mayor’s Block Party has been extended through June 28. Those interested can apply at www.cityoflancasterpa.com/resident/mayors-block-party.