The Next Step Block Party was featured in Boston.com today!
Thank you to all of the guests who came out to support Next Step on Friday! We could not do this important work without your support. The early numbers are just coming in and we are beyond thrilled and deeply humbled to say that your presence at the Next Step Block Party helped us raise $95,000 which blows away the total from last year. Thank you so much for supporting us and for bringing so much laughter and fun to the Next Step Block Party! We had a blast on Friday night and we hope you did too!
A lot of people joined forces to make this event a special one and we are so grateful to all of you, including Boston Globe photographer, Bill Brett, for taking the beautiful pictures of our annual event!
Thank you to Anya from MIT for her ongoing support during the planning of this party. We love the Walker Memorial Building!
A huge thank you to our corporate sponsors: Garrity Insurance, Bowditch & Dewey, Pfizer, BlueBird Bio & Cambridge Savings Bank.
Thank you to Next Step Board Member and the Queen of Graphic Design, Mary Ann Guillette, for designing all of the Next Step Block Party print & online signage and the invitations too.
Thank you to Staples Inc., for printing the beautiful invitations for the Next Step Block Party AND for sending a hilarious team to support our mini basketball challenge during the Next Step Block Party. You guys were so much fun for our guests!
Thank you to Boston Event Lighting & K Systems Production Services for making sure that the lighting and music were perfect for the event!
Thank you to our food & beverage vendors: Bon Me, Otto Pizza, Mei Mei, Tenoch, Samuel Adams Wachusett Brewing Company, Newburyport Brewing Company & Downeast Cider House!
Once again thank you to My Band for volunteering your time to put on what is our favorite performance of the year. As always you guys were amazing and left us with so many fun memories.
Thank you to all of the passionate volunteers, including our epic Event Committee, who helped us plan and implement this year’s Next Step Block Party. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful group of people come together to support our mission.
A special shout out and a deep heartfelt thank you to Grace for sharing some of her life experiences and for performing her original song, “True Colors Shine”! We are so proud of you and honored to partner with you!