City to kick off the first Love Your Block project week with 814 Concert at Wayne Park

The City of Erie’s Love Your Block team will kick off their first project week with a concert at Wayne Park on Sunday, July 16. The concert, which is part of the City’s 814 Concert series, will feature an instructional drum circle led by One World Tribe at 4 p.m. The band Mambo will perform at 6 p.m.

Wayne Park, at East Sixth Street and East Avenue in Erie, is shown on July 10, 2023. It will be the site of the July 16, 2023 814 Concert, and is the center of the neighborhood where the first Love Your Block project week will focus their efforts from July 18 – July 22. CHRISTOPHER MILLETTE/CITY OF ERIE

The Love Your Block initiative kicks off on Tuesday, July 18 with 44 small home repair and cleanup projects in the East Avenue neighborhood, which is bounded by the Bayfront Highway to the west, Lake Erie to the north, East 12th Street to the south and Gibson Avenue to the east.

Volunteers will work with neighbors who have been selected to receive mini-grants for small projects including porch painting and repair, handrail installation, landscaping, large item removal, and mailbox and house number installation.

These projects align with Mayor Joe Schember’s vision to provide welcoming, vibrant neighborhoods for Erie.

 “We want to build opportunity, restore hope, and transform Erie,” said Mayor Schember, referring to his Mission Statement. “Programs like this are helping us do that in these neighborhoods, and with some of the people who need it the most. We are excited to be doing it.”

Here’s the lineup for the next Love Your Block projects:

  • July 25 – 29, East Bayfront
  • August 22 – 26, Lakeside
  • August 29 – Sept. 2, Marvintown

For more information:

Find out more about Love Your Block, visit our website: To volunteer fill out the registration form at our website or call our office at 814-870-1276.

A team of volunteers works on a Love Your Block mini-grant renovation project on July 30, 2022. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
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