Summer 2022 Neighbourhood Block Parties

We hosted WMPG’s summer neighborhood block parties this summer.  We had great youth and family participation at each event and it was fun to collaborate with other partnership organisations.

Shout out to our food vendors – Quiero Café, Soul Food Paradise and Leonardo’s Pizza and to sponsors Bangor Savings Bank and What Mama Wants podcast for your generous support.  Thanks to Fun Town Splashtown, Maine Wildlife Park and everyone else who contributed items for raffle prizes. Thanks to WMPG volunteer DJ’s –  DJ Jon,  DJ BC, DJ Luc for spinning tunes during the events.

Photos from the events are over on our Facebook page

Thanks to Portland Media Center for documenting the Kennedy Park event – check out what they produced here:

Thanks again to our partner orgs for sharing resources for Portland youth:

  • Housing Authorities at Kennedy Park, Riverton Park, Eben Hill and Munjoy South
  • The Root Cellar
  • University of Maine 4-H, Teen Health Science Club
  • Osher Map Library & Smith Center for Cartographic Education
  • Little Chair Printing
  • Maine Boys to Men
  • Portland Public Library BookMobile
  • Pickwick Independent Press
  • Telling Room
  • Portland Community Squash
  • Rewild Maine
  • The Young People’s Caucus (based out of the Muskie School at USM)
  • Portland Community Squash
  • Portland Media Center
  • Boys & Girls Clubs Of Southern Maine, Riverton club
  • Goodwill Workforce Solutions
  • Locker Project
  • Valo
  • Portland Museum of Art
  • Job Corps
  • Portland Police Department-Community Policing Unit