The Hope Street Spring Block Party returns Saturday, May 21, bigger and better than ever! Check out local music, food trucks, a fashion show, kids’ activities, and beer garden, hosted by The Hope Street Merchants Association.
Hope Street will be closed to car traffic from Rochambeau Avenue to Fifth Street, creating more than a quarter-mile of fun, food, music, art, activities, sidewalk sales, and performances. The “Beers for Ballet” beer garden features selections from local breweries and benefits Hope Street’s neighborhood performing arts institution, Festival Ballet. There will be two stages of live, local music featuring Boo City, Happiness, Last Good Tooth, Medusah Black, and the Extraordinary Rendition Band, among others. There will also be performances by community groups, including the Classical High School Jazz Band, Project 401 Dance Squad, and Chinese Lion Dance Club. The fashion show will showcase Hope Street Merchants and use local business owners, students, community members, and Festival Ballet dancers for models.
More than 20 food trucks and vendors will be on site, including Poco Loco Tacos, Noble Knots, Presto Strange O Coffee, Sarcastic Sweets, and Del’s Lemonade. Children’s activities include the YMCA Pop-up Playground, a rock climbing wall, and face painting. IndieCycle will also be collecting electronics for recycling.