Community Block Party

Fun for the whole family!

Join us for a family-friendly event unlike any other, sponsored by Berkshire Bank!

Part of United Way’s mission is to connect people right here in our community, bringing them together to LIVE UNITED. This event is sure to have something for everyone!

Date: August 20th, 2021 
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: The Green Space on Griffiss Business & Technology Park in Rome, off of Ellsworth Rd. Trailhead 
Cost: FREE

There is truly something for everyone at this event! 

  • Enjoy a FREE meal from local food trucks and Bargain Grocer
  • Race through the inflatable Ninja Obstacle Course
  • Compete in field day activities
  • Take a painting class with a local artist
  • Visit the Culture Street booths, run by local community organizations, and get a ticket to try and dunk a Rome Fireman in the dunk tank!
  • Utica Zoo's Zoomobile will be showing off one of their exotic animals
  • Jeff the Magic Man will be there to entertain with his magic tricks and balloon animals!
  • Don't miss out on some cool giveaways and prizes! 

After our event, be sure to stick around for the free outdoor movie showing of Toy Story and ice cream thanks to MV EDGE and Stewarts. 

Community Block Party Sponsors

2019 Event Highlights

In August 2019, Community Block Party attendees visited the Utica Zoo animal exhibits as part of a scavenger hunt to win prizes. They created some cool crafts with Lady & Leap and remembered the evening with friends and family at the photo booth from Made in Utica, while also enjoying a Cookout Style Dinner from Feast & Festivities by O’Conners and topped off the night by munching on Treats including Popcorn from Handshake.City.