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It’s a Party! Crowds gather for the Beacon Block Party

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Patrick Day and several Umass Boston students at the Beacon Block Party

 

 

Packs of hungry UMass Boston students joined Harbor Point and Peninsula residents for an afternoon of music, games, free food, and mingling, on Friday September 21st for the Third Annual Beacons on the Point Block Party in Parking Lot C. New Assistant Director of Off Campus Housing, Joe T. DiMaria, was there to welcome students at the front of the food line with a handshake and a smile. He explained, “The Block Party is a good way for students to get to know their neighbors, and to meet each other.” Joe also encouraged students to get second helpings, “Feel free to get back in line.” Many students took him up on the offer.

Among the hungry students were freshman soccer players, Greg Guebenlian and Sam Davis, who both said “the food” is what attracted them to the Block Party. Greg, a business management major, when asked about the soccer season, said, “Our goal is go farther than we did last year, we are working hard to make the Little East Conference Tournament.” Sam Davis, an environmental science major, was quick to interject, “We’re trying to go all the way.” The Beacon soccer team looks to improve on an 11-6-0 season from last year.

When the South Pole ice cream truck pulled in things got a little crazy, and by crazy, I mean awesome. Students quickly lined up for a variety of free ice cream and popsicles, including the highly coveted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Popsicle. I was fortunate to get a free Michelangelo. Emily Bell, a senior business management major, was enjoying a Rocket Pop when she explained, “I wish things like this happened more often, I would definitely come.” Joe T. DiMaria said, “Students can look forward to a similar event in the spring, an invitation will sent to their UMB e-mail.” Keep an eye out for more festivities to come.