Celebrating its tenth year in existence, the annual Battery Park City Block Party will take place this Saturday on the Esplanade. Born after the attacks on 9/11, organizers sought to bring the community together to celebrate and strengthen ties.
â€œOur party is unlike other block parties in other neighborhoods. We donâ€™t have outside vendors. We showcase local restaurants, local vendors and local talent. Itâ€™s all about our community.â€
–Rosalie Joseph, co-organizer
The event will bring back many of the features of previous years, along with some new additions:
- Restaurant and vendor tents
- Local artists’ booths
- Apple pie contest
- Children’s rides and activities
- Dog parade
- Human parade, including local talent (new)
- Asphalt Green sports area (new)
Organizers will be providing tables where friends and families can grab a seat. The fun starts at 11:30am this Saturday.
10th Annual Battery Park City Block Party
Battery Park City Esplanade
Saturday, September 17
11:30 — 5pm