The Quincy Better Block will be a colorful and vibrant space running in the middle of B Street the weekend of July 16-17. It will feature a stage and planter boxes from apple bins, local vendors and performers, and a variety of furniture, cut by the students at the Career and Technical Department of the Quincy School District.
According to the Better Block website, the two day event was designed by Better Block and drew inspiration from La Rambla in Barcelona. The temporary space is intended to cultivate community in a bit of an unexpected space, encourage and support entrepreneurs and existing businesses to utilize space and create a fun concept that could be recreated.
On Friday evening, July 16, the event will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature games, music, and food. And on Saturday, July 17, it will feature the Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We’re excited to be working with the community of Quincy to bring this Better Block to life. We have worked with many communities in all parts of the country, and have been blown away by the excitement, ingenuity, and resourcefulness of the Quincy neighbors,” said Better Block Executive Director Krista Nightengale. “We can’t wait to turn B Street into the Quincy Better Block with a giant ground mural, digitally fabricated furniture (made by the Career and Technical Department), and food, drinks, and the Farmers Market.”
They are also looking for volunteers of all ages to come help put the event together.