North Pleasant Street mobbed by pedestrians
If only town gown interactions could always be this cordial.
Now that's what you call a blockade
The 3rd Annual Block Party put on by the Business Improvment District with lots of help from the town (Police, Fire and DPW) drew an intergenerational crowd of thousands to the heart of downtown Amherst, to amble safely down the center of a normally busy road, ignore the traffic lights and breath the fresh clean air.
Judie and her iconic popovers
Starting at 5:00 PM, an hour earlier than the last two years seemed to help draw families, perhaps using it as a good excuse to eat out on a school night, as the food concession stands were doing a brisk business.
Black Sheep Deli drew a happy crowd
The dunk tank -- raising money for charity -- made a big splash:
Building Inspector Jon Thompson takes a dip
Dr. Kate Atkinson exuberantly hits the icy water
Stilt lady towers above the crowd
Portable lights would turn night into day
AFD moved 2 ambulances and Engine 1 to the DPW one mile away to avoid congestion in front of Central Station town center