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Block Party 2015

Stapleton Block Party day 2015: Saturday May 16th

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 16th as that is the day we will be partying with our neighbors. Every year this celebration gets bigger and better! This is the perfect way to get out and spend time with your neighbors and enjoy this wonderful community in which you live.

Next, someone from your block will need to put together a “party planning committee”. Plan a meeting as soon as possible so that you can delegate the work. That way it is not too much on any one person. Please remember that you can include as many blocks in your party as you want-the more the better! Set a time and date for your first party planning meeting to discuss the following

·         Including other blocks

·         Time and location

·         Budget (for entertainment, catering, music)

Using a web site like WWW.SignUpGenius.com  is free, and is a place where party organizers can list out needed items for all neighbors to contribute.  

City of Denver Street Closure

Permits for street closure are FREE, and as of 2014, Denver no longer requires insurance (previously a ~$150 expense).  Please print the proof of neighbor consent on page 3 on the link below, get 75% of neighbors to sign, and turn it into the city >5 business days before block party day. 

http://www.denvergov.org/Portals/730/documents/ROWPermits/BlockpartiesER1209.pdf

Barricade rental could still be an additional cost, however a home-made set of barricades would save this annual expense for your block in the future and can be completed for around $60 of supplies from Home Depot. 

Alley Closure in Stapleton does not require city approval.

Reserving an MCA-managed green space

The MCA is willing to sponsor the permit fee, so that reserving an MCA managed green space for a block party is free!

The MCA has reserved all of the parks in Stapleton (pocket parks/sport fields) for the Block Party day. If you plan on having an inflatable (jump castle, etc.) or plan to stake into the ground you will need to let them know so irrigation lines can be marked. Just a note: Central Park, Greenway Park and Fred Thomas are a part of the Denver P & R system, so reserving those parks must be done via the city of Denver (not the MCA) ... reservation fees will apply. Call or email Gretchen at the MCA (303.388.0724) if you plan on having either of the above items (inflatables or stakes).Thanks.

 

Bounce houses 

One spectacular block captain organizes bounce house rentals for the community every year.  If you would like to sign up for a bounce house from InFUNity, please fill out your contact information: (link to be provided closer to block party day)

 

Rental rates from InFUNity Events (formerly Amberg Entertainment) are $140 per bounce house (using stakes to anchor on grass or $160 using sandbags to anchor on asphalt) if we provided a minimum of 10 contracts, 1pm-7pm on block party day (drop off between 9am-12pm).  This cost does not included generators - you would need to provide electricity.  They have as many as 40 bounce houses available, so we should be in good shape!  

Just like in years past, this is a coordinated effort however, contracts will be set up under the Block Captain's individual names & payment (day of) will be the responsibility of each Block Captain.  It's very important that payment for each bounce house is made the day of the event.  Also, if you aren't there for your designated drop off time, you will get bumped to the last delivery.

PLEASE BE SURE TO GIVE US A CELL PHONE NUMBER WHERE YOU CAN BE REACHED THE DAY OF THE BLOCK PARTY.

Feel free to email me you have any questions: crystal@plumgood.com 

InFUNity Events will contact you to set up your contracts/provide any additional information.

InFUNity Events Contact: Eryn Rivkin, Office: 303.593.2354, Cell: 303.916.3220


 If you plan on having an inflatable (jump castle, etc.) staked into the ground on an MCA managed green space, you will need to let the MCA know in advance so that irrigation lines can be marked (303.388.0724).