I don't know how others feel about these so called block parties during summer month's, but I do not look forward to them. Yesterday I found a notice on my front door, telling me to move my car by 9:am May 6th, cause there's gonna be a block party on that day from 8:am til 8:30pm. Ok, fine you want to have a party why not do it in your yard? Or in one of your neighbor's. I always thought a block party was that everyone got together, made all sorts of foods, set up tables together, had an area for dancing near the music table, an area designated to where the kids could ride their bikes or play games, an area to sit where everyone could talk and get to know each other. But this is how these neighbors of mine have a block party. They rope off both ends of the block, put a grill in their front yard and a stereo with the most awful language rap music, something that children should not be listening too. They don't talk to neighbors, and they let their kids ride their bikes in the street. To me that is an invitation for problems to arise. It's like your saying, go ahead kids ride your bike in the street! And May 6th I think is a little too early for this so called block party. Is'nt that a summer thing? Here's what I deal with during these dag on block parties. I have to keep my windows closed cause of all the music and bad language, and there's not just one stereo going, there's 10 or 15 going at same time blasting this awful music. People start their arguing, and cursing at each other because they've been drinking all day, then on occassions they fight. Two years ago a 17 year old boy was shot in the chest and killed right outside the front of my house. When did it happen? At one of these so called block parties. He was shot by a neighbors 15 yr old son, told to do so by his mother because her husband was in fight with this 17yr old boy father. He got in the way trying to break up the fight and was shot and killed instantly. You'd think these neighbors would of learned a valuable lesson from this, but they did'nt, the partying still goes on. Having a 4yr old daughter, I will not allow her to take part in any of this. I won't allow her to play in the street or hear the cursing and see the fighting and drinking going on, or listen to that so called rap music with all the cursing in it. Sorry but I care what goes on around my child, and I don't want to lose her, whether it be from a gunshot or a car running her over. She's the most precious gift from God, and I'll show him my thanks by keeping her safe!!!!