Stevenson Co-Sponsoring JCC of Greater Baltimore’s First Community Block Party, June 8

May 27, 2014 7 AM

Stevenson University is co-sponsoring the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore’s first Community Block Party, Sunday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held on the athletic fields of the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Entry to the Block Party is free and the community is invited to attend.

“Promoting a sense of community is one of the four core values of ‘The Stevenson Way,’ so we are excited to support the JCC in its mission to do just that,” said Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D., President of Stevenson University. “Like the JCC, we are proud to be a part of the growing Owings Mills community.”

Starting at 11 a.m. the JCC athletics fields will be transformed into a bustling street fair, alive with dozens of family-friendly activities, musical performances, a large-scale community service project, a food and craft marketplace, and multiple opportunities to learn about the local organizations serving the community.

More than 60 local partnering organizations and 70 plus vendors are already on board to participate in this fun family weekend activity. Activities include: large inflatables, balloon art, face painting, carnival games, nature exhibits, and much more. Music and entertainment will also be featured throughout the day.

“Convening community and providing an opportunity for people to connect is what the JCC of Greater Baltimore does best,” said Barak Hermann, President of the JCC. “This was the impetus for creating our first-ever Community Block Party.”

For more information, visit the JCC website.

The JCC is a constituent agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore whose support and funding have helped to make this event possible.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.