‘All Americans Summer Block Party’ aims to unite and celebrate RVA’s diversity at Diversity Richmond 7/29
Come celebrate community unity and diversity next Friday, July 29th, at the All Americans Summer Block Party from 5:30-8:30PM. The party is sponsored by Mongrel, a local card and gift store, and hosted by Diversity Richmond at 1407 Sherwood Av.
“This one is a celebration of American diversity, the diversity within our own community, the diversity in the United States,” said Bill Harrison, Executive Director of Diversity Richmond.
All are welcome to attend the inclusive block party, and proceeds from sales will go to benefit the community programs of Diversity Richmond.
“The more money we make with events like this, the more money we can put back in the community,” Harrison said. “Last year we didn’t do grants because our building needed so much work…but this year we’re back and we hope to make this the biggest year that we’ve given out grants thus far.”
Since it’s inception in 1999, Diversity Richmond has given over $900,000 back to the community through its grants program.
The party will feature a diverse mix of food trucks including authentic Vietnamese from The Hungry Turtle, authentic Panamanian cuisine by Happy Empanada, gluten-free sandwiches and wraps at Harry’s Picnic Basket, and Italian gelato from Gelati Celesti.
Bell’s Brewery, South Street Brewery, and Buskey Cider will be serving draft beers, and the wine will be provided by Cupcake Virginia. The price of all alcoholic beverages will be lowered from 5:30-6:30 for happy hour.
Mongrel has donated over $1000 in merchandise to be raffled off at the event, including a Highlander picnic basket with all the amenities, a Beer Service serving tray with 4 gold foiled pub glasses, and a head-shaped planter.
“We just thought it was such a great thing to do for the community and the wider Richmond community as well. So we tried to think of as many different ways that we could go all-in to support them with this event,” said Stan McCulloch, co-owner of Mongrel.
They also donated a $500 Mongrel gift card, which will be raffled off at random among the contestants of the Karaoke competition with Dj Amanda Rogers.
“We’re just hoping it’ll be a good time and something that virtually anyone can participate in,” said Lisa Cumbey, marketing volunteer at Diversity Richmond.
Guests can purchase a raffle ticket for $1 and anyone at any skill level is encouraged to participate in karaoke.
Here are the descriptions for those prizes–
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