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Rockin' Block Party, June 8


Lakewood kicks up one Rockin’ Block Party

www.Lakewood.org/RockinBlock   FREE

The Lakewood Heritage Center is once again host to the Rockin’ Block Party, a free, fun-filled evening full of games, live music and a movie under the stars, 5 – 11 p.m., Saturday, June 8 at Lakewood Heritage Center, 801. S. Yarrow St.

The evening kicks off with games, activities and museum tours. Enjoy affordable dinner options from one of the metro area’s first food trucks and gelato for dessert. Denver’s So What Brothers take the stage at 7:30 p.m. with a spirited set list including classic rock, pop and dance covers.  Bring your dancing shoes or relax and enjoy the sunset!  Find more information at www.sowhatbrothers.com.  Bring a blanket and settle in for this year’s movie under the stars at 9 p.m.:  “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial.”  Free popcorn will be provided by Foothills Credit Union.

Block parties are reported to have originated on New York City’s East Side during World War I, when an entire city block was roped off for the residents to celebrate and honor the member of that block who had joined the war effort.  Block parties experienced a renewed surge in popularity during the 1970s when members of a single neighborhood would congregate for a holiday, event or simply for community enjoyment.  Don’t miss the Lakewood Heritage Center’s retro spin on the traditional block party.

The Lakewood Heritage Center is located at 801 S. Yarrow St. on the east side of Belmar Park.  For more information, call 303-987-7850 or email HCA@Lakewood.org.

Sponsored by the Lakewood Heritage, Culture and the Arts Division, Foothills Credit Union and the SCFD - with appreciation to the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

Posted on: Wednesday, May 01, 2013