Annual block party held by Bronx Defenders

Andrew Almeda hopes to hit the target with a bean bag so a water balloon can drop and break on his friend.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

The Bronx Defenders held their 2015 Community Block Party on Wednesday, July 8 at the organization’s headquarters of 360 E. 161st Street.

A water balloon breaks over Danna Valerio head.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

The block party included a barbecue, performances from local musicians, face painting, basketball tournaments, balloon animals, pony rides, carnival games, and other activities.

(l-r) Bronx Defenders staff Walter Rodriguez, Kamau Butcher, Autumn Souty, Brian Wexler, Alex-Guan Pham, Vince Tsai, Jessice Maposa and Chelsey Sveinsson gather at the block party.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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