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Southwest Block Party at Tower Pond Park

Event Offers Support and Free Fun for Families
June 20, 2024

ALBUQUERQUE - Families in Albuquerque are invited to a Summer of Nonviolence block party at Tower Pond Park on Saturday, June 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Organized by the City of Albuquerque’s and Albuquerque Community Safety’s School-Based Violence Intervention Program in collaboration with Bernalillo County, the event aims to provide a blend of support services and entertainment, ensuring a day filled with valuable resources and enjoyable activities for all attendees.

The highlight of the day will be a vibrant car show, showcasing a diverse array of vehicles, from classic to contemporary. Attendees can also enjoy music, complimentary pizza, drinks, and paletas, adding to the festive atmosphere.

"We're excited to host an event that combines community support with family-friendly fun," said ACS SBVIP Coordinator, Lynae Lovato. "It's a fantastic opportunity for the community to come together, enjoy free music, food and entertainment, and access essential services all in one place."

Resource providers will be on hand to offer guidance and support services such as utility bills, rent assistance, insurance, and youth programs. This initiative aims to connect local families with the resources they need, fostering a stronger, more resilient community.

"We understand the challenges families face, and having resources like these available can make a significant difference," said Lovato. "Occasions like this demonstrate the value of community support and solidarity in ensuring that families thrive."

The block party will overlap with a with basketball tournament hosted by University of New Mexico basketball legend, and former NBA star, Kenny Thomas, which starts at 9:00 a.m. at the park. This dual-event format promises a full day of entertainment and engagement for participants of all ages and interests.

For more information about this and future happenings, please visit the Summer of Nonviolence website.