The Amherst BID’s Annual Celebrate Amherst Block Party

 Celebrates the Businesses, Culture & Community of Downtown Amherst

 SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
5-9 PM 

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We want to thank our amazing sponsors without whom this event wouldn’t be possible!


Music & Entertainment

Music at the Futurliner Stage with WRSI’s DJ Kaliis
and at The River Stage/Realignment Park:

Buddy McEarns Band  5 – 6 pm (60 min)

Masala Jazz  6:20-7:30 pm  (70 min)

Memphis Flyers:  7:50-9 (70 min)
Amazing covers of favorite songs spanning the decades: The Beatles, Tom Petty and more.

Food & Drink

Our restaurants, cafes and eateries are getting together great food for the event.
Samosas, momos, lassi, burgers, bubble tea, ice cream,
curries, pad thai, chicken wings,eggrolls, tacos, quesadillas and cotton candy will be on the menu!
Special Alert: Judie’s is back with pies!
We welcome Simple Gifts Farm who will be serving heirloom tomato sandwiches


Amherst Pub: Ring Burger, BIstro Burgers, Cheeseburger, Dry Rubbed Ranch Wings, Cape Cod Chips,
Chocolate Chip, Brownies, Homemade Lemonade, Bottled Water

Bistro 63: Jambalaya, Pulled Pork Tacos, Oysters, Ginger Turmeric Tea

Crazy Noodles: Pad Thai, Fried Rice, Red Curry, Sunshine Noodles, Spring Rolls, Fresh Iced Tea, Fresh Spring Roll

Glazed Doughnut: Thai-inspired Ices

Henion Bakery: Assorted, from-scratch pastries

Judie’s:  Pies: Lemon Meringue, Peach Blueberry, Derby Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie

La Veracruzana: Assorted Quesadillas, Assorted Burritos

LimeRed Teahouse: Bubble Tea and HoneyCrisp Chicken

Miss Saigon: Banh Mi, Egg Rolls

Momo Tibetan Restaurant: Assortment of Momo dumplings (Vegetable, Chicken, Beef, Pork and Lamb)

Panda East: Chicken/Veggie Fried Rice, Veggie Lo Mein, General Tso’s Chicken, Spring Roll, House Special Dumplings

Paradise of India: Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Paneer, Samosas, Pakoras, Sweet and Mango Lassi

Simple Gifts Farm: Heirloom Tomato Sandwiches

The Taste Thai Cuisine: Pad Thai Noodles, Red Curry, Siam Roll

ViVi Bubble Tea: Assorted drinks

Parking Options

Free Parking is Available at the Amherst Regional High School

Permit Parking after 5 pm is FREE at:
Amity Street (Prospect Streets to Lincoln Avenue) – both sides
× North Prospect Street – west side only
× South Prospect Street – west side only
× McClellan Street (North Pleasant St. to Beston St.) – south side only
× North Pleasant Street (McClellan St. to Triangle St.) – west side only
× Spring Street (Churchill St. to Dickinson St.) – south side only (note, both sides now have permit parking, but are also metered until 6pm)
× Churchill Street – Spring St. to Alumni Hall–west side only; Main St. to Spring St.—both sides, excluding section 50
feet north of Spring Street on west side; Main St. to Lessey St. – east side only
× Seelye Street (Main St. to Spring St.) – both sides; from Spring St. to College Street, west side only
Cowles Lane – beginning No. Prospect St, eastward approximately 250 feet; south side of street.
Pray Street Parking Lot – twenty (20) spaces in the westerly half of the parking lot (excepting an existing handicapped
Smith Street – east side only
Gaylord Street-south side only

Metered Parking at:
CVS Lot (accessible via Hallock Street only during Block Party) and Boltwood Parking Area/Garage
Amity Street/Amherst Cinema lot