Blockfest 2021 - "The Last Dance" - Saturday, September 18, 2021


After nine years, multiple fundraisers, and over $100,000 raised and dispensed to multiple worthy causes, we here on the Block have decided to put away our dancing shoes ... but not before we've hosted ONE LAST DANCE!

Please mark your calendars and join us on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 for The Last Dance — the last Blockfest! For those of you who have joined us in the past, you know what to expect - but x2. For those who have yet to make the big party - what are you waiting for? This is it!

We hope to see you and your family and friends on The Block - coming together, one last time, to raise awareness and funds for another great cause -- Stroke Recovery.

Save the Last Dance for Us

American Stroke Foundation


Each year we raise money for a charity in honor of one or more people who has impacted residents of Newman and the surrounding blocks — either directly or through just being residents of Verona.
  • 2021 American Stroke Foundation
    Honorees: Maureen Brolly | Richard "Tom" Driver
  • 2020 Team Zoey
    Honorees: Zoey Aster Penny
  • 2019 NJ Sharing Network (Organ Donation)
    Honorees: Jenny Collentine | Sam Pesaresi | Chris Erikson Jr. | Sarah Ford | Thomas Erikson | Bryan Indergrund | Michael Mania | JB O'Hanlon
  • 2018 Minette's Angels
    Honoree: All Women impacted by this terrible disease
  • 2017 The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    Honoree: Vanya Citrano
  • 2016 American Heart Association
    Honoree: Joe Sessa
  • 2015 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    Honorees: Sue Niler | Joe Patti | Ron Thorward
  • 2014 The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    Honorees: Christina Costanza | Joseph Lombardi | Emily Ozbourne
  • 2013 The Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation
    Honoree: Chris Conroy


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