Friday May 15th through Sunday, May 17th Team Better Block in Partnership with The Knight Foundation and Global Ties Akron will put on a Better Block event in the North Hill Area of Akron. Located at the corner of East Cuyahoga Falls and North Main, Street in North Hill, The Better Block is made up of public and private space improvements, and a programming schedule of activities. The area will transform into a fully occupied, walkable district complete with shops and transportation.
The pop up neighborhood will feature an International Outdoor Market, a Civic Science Fair, Bocce Ball, Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Yoga classes, a Fashion Show, an International Welcome Center and even Pop-Up Shops. The International Welcome Center put on by Global Ties Akron and the International Institute of Akron will offer a storefront full-service area where direct services as well as the opportunity to meet the rest of the world will be represented. Volunteer opportunities, as well as, various engagement activities are available; see the link below to learn more.
Although Better Block is designed to be temporary, they are implemented in a way that can lead to policy change and fast track infrastructure improvements. Thanks to our sponsors this all has become possible: Knight Foundation, Keep Akron Beautiful, amats, ECDI and Countryside Conservancy.
Learn more at http://teambetterblock.com/akron/