Springfield College will sponsor the annual Block Party on the Hill on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at William N. DeBerry School, located at 670 Union Street in Springfield. Springfield College partners with the Old Hill and Upper Hill Neighborhood Councils, C3 Policing Mason Square Team, and Way Finders in hosting this community event.
Springfield College Vice President for Inclusion and Community Engagement Calvin Hill, Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, and Way Finders President and CEO Peter Gagliardi will help kick-start the festivities greeting neighbors from both the Upper Hill and Old Hill neighborhoods, who will be in attendance.
Since 2004, Springfield College has hosted the Block Party on the Hill, with more than 1,000 neighbors attending the celebration each year. Since 2016, the William N. DeBerry Elementary School has been the host site for the event, that includes individuals being treated to free food, music, and dancing, while also being encouraged to join their local neighborhood councils.