Join the Sylvanites at the Sylvan Park Block Party

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Most of us know that it can be a pain to find a parking spot at the end of Murphy Road near McCabe in Sylvan Park, so why not just give in to the hassle and block off the whole dang street? That's just what folks in Sylvan Park are planning to do with their big block party this Sunday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 10 p.m. They invite the entire neighborhood and anyone who loves Sylvan Park to join them for a day and night of fun, food and frivolity.

Food will be provided by Sylvan stalwarts Caffe Nonna, Nonna's Pizzeria, The Local Taco, Neighbors, Sugar Crumb Bakery and the latest addition to the neighborhood, Porter Road Butcher. Whisper Creek will be bringing along their truck full of their delicious Tennessee Sipping Cream for sampling, and two beer trucks will be selling their wares as well.

Entertainment will be provided by a roster of bands that I've never heard of, but that doesn't mean that they're not excellent ... just that I'm old. I'm sure you whippersnappers are all justifiably excited to see the lineup of Jeronimo, Johnny Hayes, Altered Statesmen, Frabrizio and the Fever, No Fun Intended, The Grips, Mac Comer and Starshot Black that will be rockin' in the SylPar.

The event is free and open to all ages. (But of course, not the beer and liquor part.) For more info, check out the event Facebook page.

And that's not all that's going on in the neighborhood that day: Check out the Sylvan Park Home & Garden Tour from 1 to 5 p.m.

From the release: "The homes on the tour feature livable and creative home renovations as well as new construction that retain the character of the neighborhood and each home’s period, yet modernize the homes for today’s family and lifestyle." The tour includes stops where you can buy homemade baked goods and support Sylvan Park’s neighborhood schools.

Learn more at sylvanpark.org, where you can also get advance tickets for $10. On the day of the tour, tickets will be $12 and can be purchased near Richland Park Library.

Net proceeds from the Home & Garden Tour benefit the Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association, "a not-for-profit organization that addresses neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services and the natural and built environment of Sylvan Park."

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