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Vanessa Elias – How to Throw a Block Party and Why You Should, plus her free guide and regular Zooms to help you make a block party happen (6/15/24 The Plural of You podcast with Josh Morgan)

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Wilton’s 2024 Block Party Weekends Return to Promote Neighborhood Connections and Children’s Free Play (5/31/24 Good Morning Wilton)

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Block Party USA announces Block Party Weekends! June 8–9, 2024 and September 7–8, 2024 (5/30/24)


“Rebuild Social Trust: Weaving A New, Inclusive Social Fabric" featuring Vanessa Elias at We Give Summit 2024 (5/8/24)

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Lenore Skenazy, Jonathan Haidt, and Vanessa at The Anxious Generation art installation by artist Dave Cicirelli. (March 2024, New York City)

Vanessa shares her story and how it led to Block Party USA in a PechaKucha-style presentation with 20 slides, 20 seconds on each. (3/5/24 Weave: The Social Fabric Project at the Aspen Institute)

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Vanessa Elias facilitates roundtable discussion about mattering and our achievement culture, hosted by Weston Human Services. (1/29/24 and 2/5/24 Weston Library)

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“I convened a meeting today in Norwalk of groups that are working on combating social isolation and loneliness.” (12/9/23 Senator Chris Murphy Instagram)

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Sen. Chris Murphy hosts roundtable in Norwalk to combat loneliness where community leader Vanessa Elias shared her Block Party USA passion project.(12/9/23 The Hour)

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“Vanessa Elias Wants to Block Party (and You Can, Too!).” (Sept/Oct 2023 068 Magazine)

Vanessa and NYT bestselling author Jennifer Breheny Wallace at Never Enough book party. (Sept 2023)

Wilton’s Big Block Party Weekend is featured as a powerful tool for positive change in NYT bestseller Never Enough.

Vanessa and her Block Party USA initiative in “How (and Why) to Throw a Block Party.” (7/11/23 Let Grow)

Block Party USA is “Kindling Hope with a Charcoal Grill” and Vanessa featured as a community weaver. (6/14/23 Weave: The Social Fabric Project at the Aspen Institute)

Vanessa’s initiative to build community through block parties in a new book. (5/12/23 Wilton Bulletin)

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