Block parties occur every few years and are often organized in conjunction with the celebration of a civic milestone. Each street or section of a street (broken loosely into blocks) organizes its own party. All parties take place on the same weekend, usually in the late summer or fall when the evenings are most likely to be warm. Whether held in a private home or in a cul de sac, and whether a pot-luck or catered affair, block parties are a wonderful opportunity for neighbors of all ages to get to know one another better.
The photos below were taken by Diane Smith at the 2008 Teal Road block party.