Brookside block party set for June 10

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

BOUNCE house last year.

Brookside will hold its 39th annual neighborhood block party on Sun., June 10.

“Our neighborhood has the distinction of holding the longest running neighborhood Block Party in the City of Los Angeles,” according to Brookside Homeowners Association co-presidents Danny Gibson and Emily Levin.

This year’s block party will be held on the 800 block of Keniston Avenue from 3 to 7 p.m.

When the Brookside Block Party was started in 1979 many residents brought meats that were barbecued for the entire community. The remaining neighbors contributed by providing side dishes and drinks.

“Unfortunately, many of those original neighbors are no longer with us or are not able to take on such an arduous task. So, now we have an outside vendor that does the barbecuing, and neighbors continue to provide the side dishes and all the drinks,” said Gibson.

The neighborhood event also includes a bevy of activities for all age groups, like a bounce house for the children, pie and watermelon eating contests for children and adults, a dessert contest, face painting, petting zoo, and a host of other carnival-like activities.

Brookside is located between Wilshire and Olympic boulevards and Highland and Muirfield avenues.

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