SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College will sponsor the annual Block Party on the Hill on Aug. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m., at William N. DeBerry School, located at 670 Union St. in Springfield. Springfield College partners with the Old Hill and Upper Hill Neighborhood Councils, HAPHousing, and the Partnership for the Renewal of Old Hill in hosting this community event.
Individuals attending will be treated to free food, music, and dancing, while also being encouraged to join their local neighborhood councils. Along with the food and music, information about housing, the representatives from the sponsoring organizations will distribute health, education, and community services.
Springfield College Vice President for Inclusion and Community Engagement Calvin Hill, President Mary-Beth Cooper, and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno will help kick-start the festivities greeting neighbors from both the Upper Hill and Old Hill neighborhoods, who will be in attendance.