Want to host a block party in Philly? Ask cops first, Streets Department says

August 3, 2018

Vaux Roberts High School in Philadelphia threw a block party for the community, and they were dancing in the streets. In the front of the line are Larry Brooks(left), community volunteer and Ruth Birchett, of the School Advisory Council.

By Staff

If you planning to host a block party in Philadelphia, you now must first ask the police if its OK before applying for a permit.

The Streets Department announced the new approval process Thursday, the day after it went into effect. Residents need to get clearance from their local police district before submitting a Street Event application to the department.

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