Join us for our 2nd Annual Block Party as we celebrate the diverse cultures and communities that make Syracuse stronger!
Last year, we hosted our 1st Annual Block Party for Eliminating Racism in fall 2022. Our goal was to bring together residents of the Northside community and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the YWCA’s multicultural neighborhood. Thank you to all who joined us and helped make the event a success!
This year, our YWCA Block Party for Eliminating Racism returns this Friday, August 25, from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. This FREE community event includes food, vendors, music, and fun activities for kids. There will be face painting, a bounce house, slushies and cotton candy, BBQ, a DJ, performances from local youth, raffles that include backpack giveaways, and more!
Tables hosted by community organizations and vendors will also be present. We are excited to have our friends from Home Headquarters, Vera House, Inc., Contact Community Services, On Point for College, Healthy Neighborhoods Program, 10 Less Inc., Ara African Couture LLC, Alzheimer’s Association, New Hope Family Service, Mercy Works Inc., CNY Fair Housing, NEHDA Inc., OBPL White Branch Library, Syracuse Community Connection, Vision Federal Credit Union, Boy Scouts of America, Partners for Education and Business, and Scooch from the Syracuse Mets join us!
The party will take place outside the YWCA’s main office, Zonta House, on the 400 block of Douglas Street and the 300 block of Graves Street in Syracuse. The streets will temporarily be shut down for the event.
By hosting this free community event, we hope to create a more inclusive environment, encourage understanding, and build awareness of the YWCA resources available to local women and children.
If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please fill out this form.
Save the date! We hope to see you this Friday, August 25!
Thank you to all the community members, local vendors, and volunteers who connected with the YWCA at our 1st Annual Block Party for Eliminating Racism in October 2022!
At the YWCA, we believe that all people are created equal but recognize that all people are not treated equally. This event was an opportunity to create and inspire a more inclusive environment, encourage understanding, and build awareness of the YWCA resources available to local women and children.
We’re grateful for the support of Vinomania, Tops Friendly Markets, The Preserve at 405, It’s Party Time, CNY Uniforms Plus, Travelers Insurance, and Joe Walker from 100 Black Men of Syracuse, who helped make our block party possible!
Thank you for being a part of our mission.