The last Thursday of the month is quickly approaching, and that means it’s time for the Broad Street Block Party.
A new joint venture between the City of Atlanta Department of City Planning, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District and Flatiron City, the Broad Street Block Party will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Broad Street Board Walk. The event was organized in hopes of keeping the after work crowd downtown for a few more hours to not only entertain them – there will be food, drink, games and live music performed by local band Citizen Gold – but to get some input on what else can go on that stretch of land tucked in between Luckie and Marietta Streets.
“Come tell us what you’d like to see in the space and to help us advance the design of Broad Street as a destination,” says Wilma Sothern, the Vice President of Marketing for Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., the company that helped launch the series.
Attendees will have the opportunity to give thoughts and ideas on future plans for Broad Street in order to “advance the design of Broad Street and downtown as a destination,” according to the Broad Street Block party Facebook page.
Tickets for the block party can be found on Eventbrite and are free. The site asks that event-goers RSVP via the site to better get an idea of the number of expected visitors. From now until September 27, on the final Thursday of the month, there will be the opportunity to have a weekly mini-street fair in an area primarily known for its daily lunch time crowd.
“This fun and informative event provides the perfect opportunity for all to experience the Broad Street boardwalk pilot project,” Sothern said.