BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — City officials are bringing the "life of the party" to the streets of Boston, through kits packed with everything needed to start a summer block party.
Two different types of kits are being offered through the city's "Block Party Kit Pilot Program."
The "Game Kit," includes jump ropes, hula hoops, a Slam Ball set and more.
The other type, the "Cool Kit," includes everything a high temperature summer party needs to cool down, like water balloons and a splash tower.
According to Boston Mayor Michelle Wu's administration, the effort stems from a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM) and Office of Civic Organizing (OCO), and CultureHouse
“We hope these Block Party kits encourage residents to add a little bit of delight without adding any additional costs,” said Chair of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics Kris Carter.
WBZ's Chris Fama got hands-on with the party kits, and spoke to Applied Policy Fellow for the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics Amy Mahler, who detailed how residents can snag a kit for their own neighborhoods.
"To get access to a block party kit, you have to fill out a block party application, apply for a Play Street Closing Permit, which is on the city website, and then you can apply for one of these kits and the office will drop it off. We think that these kits are just one small way of connecting people to each other, and make our city streets more delightful," Mahler said.
Interested parties can begin the application process here.
WBZ's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports.