The Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center Street Teams along with representatives from four Kalamazoo Neighborhood Associations are working together with the City of Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety to host three (3) neighborhood block parties.  These events, called Pop-up Block Parties, are hosted to create community engagement in the neighborhoods where police and youth can participate in an afternoon event that might result in new friendships and future conversations. The events are categorized to four different program themes, and the neighborhoods together with their KDPS COPS Division representative select the theme.  The event team of interns will work to implement the events.  The themes include: Camping, Carnival and Halloween.  The events are only 2 hours long and they include the program theme, arts and crafts, games, music, and food. 

The events all depend on local businesses and nonprofits participating, and there are many opportunities to create meaningful programming and connections with kids and families. The purpose of this is to connect kids and families to community enrichment and to use placemaking as a way to change the way in which we interact with our public spaces. 

Thank you for joining us!

Stay tuned for our 2020 dates and locations

October 31- Urban Alliance

Have a Spooky Safe Halloween with the Kalamazoo Department of public safety! Trick or Treat safely at Urban Alliance.  Paint pumpkins or create crafts. Food and drink will be provided! Have a safe Halloween with KDPS!

August 16- Edison Neighborhood

Over 20 activities to do! Play some Carnival games, Giant Board games, and Giant yard games! The more games you play the more prizes you may win! There will be snacks, music and more! Come down to the Edison carnival for an afternoon of fun!

July 18- Milwood

June 20-Oakwood

Get the true camping experience! Snack on some delicious camping treats or make some camping themes crafts! Read some cool camping stories or play a variety of outdoor games! This is a camping trip you do not want to miss!

Thank you to our

2019 sponsors!

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