I.NY Block Party with Qool DJ Marv
Date : Sunday 20 October
Venue : Mickey Martins Lane
It’s where the members of a single community congregate, to observe an event of importance, or simply for mutual enjoyment. The name comes from the closing of a city block to traffic, so the people of that block can gather, can dance, can eat and drink together, be together. It’s a celebration. It’s a form of activism, and an artistic effort, reclaiming the street as a public space, a shared and joyous space.
The I.NY Block Party will take a gentler form – less racous-ness, more Sunday afternoon ease – when Qool Marv sets up in Mickey Martin’s brick lane to run through his 40-year collection of New York soul, funk, hip-hop & breaks, each record dropped in the spirit of the Block Party, the spirit of the community.