Brock Party

Dave Chappelle: Attention, Huxtables, there is a block party down the street. Bring Yourselves. BRING YOURSELVES! And bring Rudy, Theo, and Denise.
- Block Party

Bored of Big Lunches, Nina wants to step it up a notch by trying to organise a Brockley block party. She writes:

I was enjoying the sun last weekend and the idea came in to my head to try and organise a community block party this summer.

Would it be something it's something people might be interested in attending? I was thinking something along the lines of a DJ, a couple organised, child-friendly games and one or two local food vendors. I was looking at the last weekend in June as a possible date. 

If this comes back as a terrible idea no worries, equally if people are interested in forming an organisational committee then please get in touch.

16 comments:

Headhunter said...

What's the difference between a block party and a street party? Are we contemplating closing roads on all 4 sides of a block?

Brockley Nick said...

Block parties sound cooler.

Ben Brown said...

I'll be your dj http://www.mixcloud.com/nittygrittydjs/nitty-spring-mix-2012/ friends got a soundsystem

Brockley Jon said...

You could coincide it with the Hilly Fields Fayre? - do the fayre by day, then people head to the block party in the evening, assuming it's nearby.

Jim McGuire said...

You can get our new neighbour Prof Green to perform!

James said...

DJ needed? soundcloud.com/phonotria

Victoria said...

yes! this sounds like a lot of fun. i have lived in brockley for 18 months now and would love to get to know more people in the area :)

phoebe said...

I think this is an incredible idea. I have wanted to shut down Manor Avenue and turn it into a street party for a couple of years now.... I am very much up for helping... and playing?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POuFWMWWsfs

I know other bands that would love to come and play for it ... and I'd love to run some children's workshops aswell!

Burton said...

I don't think this is advisable at all. Last year some people organised one on Upper Brockley Rd which many people attended and despite being really good fun, with DJ's, street food and kids games, lots of neighbours vociferously complained that it had ruined their weekend. There's too many killjoy nimbys round here trying to be the fun police.

Headhunter said...

There are always going to be whingers out there. It's like when they had the Olympic cycle race last year - a once in a millennium event which necessitated the closure of some roads and all some people could do was whinge that they wouldn't be able to drive down to Sainsbury's for the weekly shop for 1 Saturday of their lifetime. As long as the majority wants it and there's someone to get the approvals needed etc, then the majority should get it

Headhunter said...

However if you mean the illegal street party which involved shootings and shutting down a road without any prior approval then they got what they deserved

Mezzer said...

No it doesn't, it just sounds more American.

Anon said...

Does he live locally? I did a double take a couple of months back as i walked past a chap at the hilly fields end of Tressilian road who looked a lot like him. Assumed it was a excellent look-a-like.

RB said...

Oh no, not open use of drugs. Whatever next, eh?

NAT said...

Two Ambulances being blocked from their area of concern by status and unmoving cars, stationary in the middle of the road?

brockley man said...

When the hoards are aggresive and insulting. And high on drugs is not pleasant!

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