Are you already planning a summer bash or Labor Day weekend blowout? If you’re thinking about having a block party or putting together a street festival, make sure you cross your i’s and dot your t’s!
Community District 14 is host to at least 60 street activity events a year. These events (which must be sponsored by a local organization or group,) help make the Flatbush and Midwood communities more vibrant and enjoyable places to live. Before planning your event, it is always a good idea to call our office first to make sure your event date is available. A limited number of events are permitted per day within the district.
Make sure you know what to do:
All activities or events that interfere with or obstruct normal use of streets or sidewalks must be permitted. These events include street festivals, block parties, farmers markets, commercial or promotional events, and other events on the City’s streets, sidewalks and pedestrian plazas. Permits are issued by the Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO) under the Mayor’s Citywide Events Coordination & Management (CECM) Office, after receiving a recommendation from the Community Board. Permit applications are available to the public online by visiting E-Apply, SAPO’s electronic application system. If you are unable to apply online, you can call the SAPO office at (212) 788-0025, Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM EST.
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