The DHCA and Resilient Diamond Heights encourage all blocks to have a Neighborhood Watch group along with a Strong Block program to prepare for emergencies and help with crime prevention. Below is some information about doing a Block Party from Jackie Thornhill, Legislative Aide in Supervisor Mandelman’s office. Supervisor Mandelman has given RDH funds to do Block Parties this year providing the benefits listed below.
Block Party Information:
Launched in 2016 by the City’s Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN), Neighborfest offers residents a fun and meaningful way to connect with their neighbors and build safer, more resilient communities:
Participants in this year’s program will receive the largest suite of benefits yet. They include
- Zero cost to hosts for street closure and sound permits
- Free, delivered street closure barricades
- Liability insurance
- Guest registration door prizes
- Door hangers for outreach
- An updated Playbook to guide the Host Committee’s planning activities
- Live online orientation and host support workshops
- A dedicated program manager who provides end to end support for the application and event production.
To apply for a Block Party go to the following link. You may need to cut and paste it into a tab.
All deadlines for events taking place before the last weekend of September or first week of October have passed:
- For October 15th or 16th – Last day to apply is Monday, August 29th, 2022
- For October 22nd or 23rd– Last day to apply is Monday, September 5th, 2022
- For October 29th or 30th – Last day to apply is Monday, September 12, 2022
If you have any questions about the program, its benefits or eligibility, please contact Neighborfest@livablecity.org. You may also reply to this message and Betsy Eddy, RDH Coordinator, will be glad to answer questions.