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Guide: What to know before heading to 2022 Babylon Block Party series

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The fifth installment of the Babylon Block Party summer series is upon us.

The street festivals, sponsored by the Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce, is a family-fun outing that happens along Deer Park Avenue on select Thursdays in the summer.

The event features outdoor dining, live music, vendors, games, and food trucks in the downtown area.

Before heading to down, here’s everything you should know.

the dates/times

• The Babylon Block Party will host four five this summer, all on Thursday evenings.

• Those dates are July 14, July 28, Aug. 11, Aug. 25 and Sept. 15, all from 5-9 p.m. There are rain dates set for the following Thursday for each date.

• The event features outdoor dining, live music, vendors, games, and food trucks in the downtown area.

street closures/parking

• Deer Park Avenue from Park Avenue to Montauk Highway will be closed for each date. The street closings will begin around 4 p.m. The streets will re-open again around 10 p.m.

• Event organizers say the best places to grab parking are the municipal lots by George Street and James Street, as well as the Babylon LIRR train station lot. 

• The lots fill up quickly so if you don’t get there early think of carpooling or calling an Uber or Lyft. 

music

• Designated music areas will be placed on both ends of the festival, by Main Street and the other near Lily Flanagan’s on Park Avenue.

• There will also be acts stationed along Deer Park Avenue.

food

• Babylon’s restaurants will be allowed to expand their dining areas onto the streets for each date.

• A variety of food trucks will be stationed outside of the Conklin House on Deer Park Avenue.

what’s new

Game on Long Island, a video game truck, will be heading to the Babylon Block Party. Game on Long Island will have TVs inside and outside of the vehicle, and have different gaming systems to play on. It will be stationed in front of Cold Stone Creamery.

Make sure to check back at GreaterBabylon as we will cover each Block Party with our traditional photo coverage.

Top: Two women playing some big Jenga on Deer Park Avenue for a Babylon Block Party in 2021. (Credit: Ana Borruto)