Block Parties

Applying for a Block Party Permit

Applications must be filed at least 60 days in advance. Applying for a block party is a two-step process:

  1. Fill out an online application by visiting the City's Street Activity Permit office. You will need to pay a fee using a credit card.
  2. Once your application is received, Community Board 18 will send a request for the submission of a signed petition from 50% of the homeowners on the block or a letter of support. You can fax it to (718) 531-3199, or email a scanned copy to our office at

Your permit may be marked as "denied" if you have not delivered your signatures to the District Office. Once we receive those signatures we will revisit the application.

View Petition template

Block Party Information from SAPO

A block party is a community sponsored, public event where there are no sales of goods or services. Block parties are limited to one block and one day. If you are interested in hosting a block party, read below for more information or apply to host a block party online.

When hosting a block party, keep in mind the following: