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
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
According to the BPC Dogs Group in our area, residents are invited to join the annualÂ BPC Block Party PET PARADE!!
From their email:
Once again, BPC Dogs will co-host theannual BPC Pet Parade with Bobby of Le Pet Spa.
There will also be many other pet-related activities at the Block Party, including information tables for the CERT Animal Search and Rescue team, a sign-up sheet to become members of the BPC Dog Association, and information about a proposal for official off-leash hours in Historic Battery Park.
The fun starts with the Pet Parade in front of the main Block Party stage on the Esplanade Plaza (aka the volleyball court).
Please line up with your pet at 12:10 pm, for a parade starting at 12:20 pm. ALL pet owners (of dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, rats, lizards, etc.) should be near the stage by 12:10 pm at the latest.
The pet parade is a fun way to introduce yourself and your pet to the community. Â And if your pet does a special trick, show us. Our Pets are special members of our community so let’s meet them. (Note that, although the Block Party flyer describes the parade as a “Dog Parade”, all pets are welcome.)