Mark your calendars, southerners! The neighborhood party you’ve been pining for is finally happening in the heart of Metro South: Block Party. The fair is a fitting brew of awesome food, artisanal finds, and ingenious recreations for the modern family. Slated on March 28 and 29 from 10am to 8pm at Ayala Alabang Village’s Makiling Park, it’s the perfect festivity to kick off the official start of summer vacation.
Cozy up underneath Makiling Park’s trees and stretch your legs on our picnic blankets while sampling great food, taking in outdoor art, joining crafts workshops, and shopping for unique locally-made products. It’s the event where the kids can let loose with fun activities while the young-at-heart enjoy the easy revelry that’s all about connecting, discovering, and relishing.
We snipped out the unnecessary clutter with our curated choices for food, crafts, and lifestyle brands. Taste food must tries like Señor Pollo, El Chupacabra, Rub Ribs, 8 Cuts, Pipino Vegetarian, Breakfast & Pies, The Juice Stand, Cheezalis Street, Gostoso Piri Piri Chicken, Take Root, Pizza Morena, Boneless Bob, Chili Asylum, Juice Jab, H Cuisine, Sugar Babies Desserts Unlimited, and Caramilk Creamery.
Buy and barter art goods, works, and tools with crafters carefully selected by organizers Type Kita and PopJunkLove such as Hey Kessy, La Pomme, Bags by Rubbertree, Simoy ng Haraya, Takatak Project, Hocus Manila, ArF, Live Like It’s Friday, Ella Lama, Krafty Pirate, Pluma, Life Documented, SundayPaper, Habil, Handspaperlove, Walloh Designs, Swirls & Strokes, and many more.
Soak in the creative atmosphere and check out the art exhibits and works of June Digan, Arlene Sy, Abbey Sy, Ebony Paguia, Alexis Ventura, Lai Reyes-Geluz, Raine Sarmiento, Eman Sia, Daryl Feril, Margaret Morales, Sabrina Palmares, Jamie Catt, and Kishin Javier, just to name a few.
Shop for local, artisanal, and earth-conscious finds the modern home is looking for with brands like Lagu Beach Blankets, Shoes by Kai, Ritual, Pottly N Tubby, Baby Jane Manila, Happy Bubbler, CBeauty, Harpoon Co., Vida Lim Jewelry, Space Garden, and Verb Manila.
Type Kita and PopJunkLove have also lined up exciting workshops for the artsy-craftsy. Limited slots left, so check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/theblockpartyph and sign up now! Choose from the following:
11am -12:30pm: Stamping Craft Section with Mansy Abesamis
1pm -2:30pm: Brush Lettering with Anina Rubio and Jelvin Base
3pm -4:30pm: Watercolor Lettering with June Digan
4:30pm -5:30pm: Hand Lettering with Ella Lama
11am-12pm: Paint your Taka with Mary Velmonte of Takatak Project
1pm-2:30pm: Paper Flower Making with Victoria Velasco
3pm-4:30pm: Papercutting with Lai Reyes-Geluz
4:30pm-5:30pm: Pointed Nib Calligraphy with Katia Naval and Geli Balcruz
All that fun will be capped off with performances by DJ Arbie Won, DJ Silverfilter, Toni B., and DJ Tiger Garrido. Free entrance and discounts from select establishments await Globe Platinum subscribers courtesy of Globe Tattoo Platinum, plus free Wi-Fi at the event grounds throughout the weekend. Thanks, Globe! What’s more, a portion of the 50 pesos entrance fee will go to SOS Children’s Village. Like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/theblockpartyph) and follow us on Instagram (@blockparty_ph) to learn more and make your way to the south on March 28 and 29. Come down the block to eat, play, and create!
This event is presented by Comida Gastronomica Inc., Type Kita, and PopJunkLove in partnership with Globe Tattoo Platinum and Keds. With our media partners WhenInManila.com, Y101fm.com, Spot.ph, and Real Living magazine.