Hundreds of Paterson Residents to Attend NJCDC’s Free Block Party this Saturday

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Saturday, October 21, 2023, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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To celebrate the neighborhood it serves—and to provide information to local residents—New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) is holding its free annual Great Falls Neighborhood Block Party this Saturday, October 21. Hundreds of Paterson residents are expected to attend the Block Party, where they will have the chance to learn about the resources available to them in the community and through NJCDC’s many programs, including our Neighborhood Help Center—a one-stop-shop for neighborhood residents to receive assistance with a broad range of topics that concern them.

At the free event, attendees will also enjoy carnival games, inflatables, a slide, food, raffles, and much more. While the event is normally held outdoors, it was moved indoors due to the weather forecast.


Saturday, October 21, 2022, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Community Charter School of Paterson Middle School Gymnasium

6 Morris Street

Paterson, NJ 07501

*Parking onsite


Hundreds of neighborhood residents are expected to attend the Block Party. NJCDC staff and volunteers will also be in attendance.


The Great Falls Neighborhood Block Party will allow NJCDC to directly reach hundreds of neighborhood children and families and inform them of the resources available to them through NJCDC’s programs. The Block Party will also provide neighborhood children and families with a free afternoon of fun.


Neighborhood children enjoying carnival games, a slide, and more

Individual and group shots of Block Party attendees

 New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) is dedicated to creating opportunities to transform lives within the Great Falls Neighborhood of Paterson, New Jersey. NJCDC is a private, non-profit community development and social service agency focusing on education, youth development, affordable and supportive housing, and community building. Founded in 1994, NJCDC serves more than 5,000 children, teens, and families daily, and strives to fulfill its vision that all 8,000 children living or going to school in the Great Falls Neighborhood will graduate from high school ready for college
and a career.

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Valerie Trawinski
Deputy Director of Development and Communications
New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC)

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