Usher in autumn at the Beacon Hill Civic Association’s “Neighborhood Block Party,” which takes place outside the Firehouse at 127 Mt. Vernon St. this Sunday, Sept. 20, from noon to 4 p.m.
For more than 10 years, the event has showcased the Civic Association’s non-profit members, providing each with a table to promote their group, which, in turn, offers a family-friendly activity. This year’s selections will include a dog parade; freshly popped popcorn; used book, children’s clothing and athletic gear sales; live music; crafts for kids; and a visit from a fire truck, as well as food courtesy of the Charles River Bistro. A map of participating non-profits and the locations of their respective tables will be distributed at the event.
“We get support to make the ‘Block Party’ such a success because our non-profit members provide most of the afternoon’s activities,” said Chase Mack, the Civic Association’s administrative assistant. “Without, their help, we wouldn’t be able to hold the event, which gives them an opportunity to meet people from neighborhood.”
The “Block Party” will also feature a “football hut” in the Firehouse building, which will air the New England Patriot’s 1 p.m. game against the Buffalo Bills and offer refreshments for sale.
Mack added,” I think there’s a good reason that the ‘Block Party’ is one of Civic Association’s longest-standing traditions. It brings all of the neighborhood together, and everybody seems to really look forward to it each year.”