CLOSED - HOST OUR BLOCK PARTY KIT!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: October 12, 2020

SUBMISSION FEES: $50


INTRODUCTION

With the overwhelmingly positive response we received for Pop Goes The Plaza! – the temporary public space installation in downtown Montclair – we invite our community to submit their interest to bring this pop-up kit to their block! Included in this block-party-on-wheels are a few irresistible hands-on activities to choose from to complete the experience. Our pop-up block party kit is perfect as a weekday after-school enrichment experience, or as a weekend block party with neighbors!


INTRODUCTION

We're packing all the components of “Pop Goes the Plaza!” and hitting the streets of Montclair! Originally conceived as a kit of parts that transformed Church and South Park Streets into much-needed public space, we're bulking up our kit with phenomenal activities to delight every age.

WHAT COMES WITH THE KIT?

The kit arrives in a trailer, and block hosts work with our volunteers to transform your street, with a tarped area, barricades, chalk interactive boards, benches, and even select short-film screenings from our MADFlash Film Fest line-up.

To complete the experience, we provide an incredible selection of add-on activities:

  • Restaurant Take-out Concierge

  • Weather Balloon Aerial Mapping

  • Video Scavenger Hunt and screening

  • Fire Pit with marshmallow sticks

  • Impressions in Clay ceramics making

  • Tape street mural making

  • T-Shirt design and making

  • Mask design and making

  • Tote bag design and making

SELECTION PROCESS

We will use the following criteria to assess whether your block is the ideal host for our pop-up block party:

  • How suitable is your block to a street closure? (this will be measured against Montclair Traffic Bureau's list of eligible streets)

  • How ready and willing is your block to host a block party like ours?

  • What steps is your block going to take in order to ensure inclusive participation?

  • What dates are you willing to host in the event your first choice isn't available?

  • How many neighbors are ready to serve as co-hosts?

IF YOU'RE SELECTED

We will notify you immediately, at which point, you will need to complete the following by October 8, 2020 at noon:

KEY DATES

September 23, 2020 – Calls go live

September 29, 2020, 7:30p EST – Live Q&A for all Calls

October 12, 2020, 11:59p EST – Submissions DEADLINE

October 13, 2020, 9:00a EST – Selected Block Hosts are notified

Block Party Dates:

  • Saturday, October 17, 2020, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

  • Sunday, October 18, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

  • Monday, October 19, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

  • Tuesday, October 20, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

  • Wednesday, October 21, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

  • Thursday, October 22, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

  • Friday, October 23, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

  • Saturday, October 24, 2020, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

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