ESSENCE Street Style Block Party 9/7

Take your fashion obsession to another level when DUMBO hosts the first-ever ESSENCE Street Style Block Party in the Archway Plaza on Sunday, Sept 7 from 12-5pm.

The day-long extravaganza—fusing music, fashion, art, shopping and food—will feature special guest appearances by TV personality, fashion designer and ESSENCE Street Style Fashion Show co-host Vanessa Simmons, and a multi-Grammy nominated singer.

The not-to-be-missed ESSENCE Street Style Block Party gets you front and center with surprise celebs, fashion insiders and influencers, and all the looks we’re obsessing over this fall. Come out in full force for this full-day event, and find the super-chic trends and must-have pieces that’ll make your wardrobe pop.


  • DJs and a live musical performance
  • Runway shows showcasing the best of street style, co-hosted by Vanessa Simmons, host of Lifetime’s new fashion competition series Threads
  • Art installations and curated shopping and eating experiences with local designers and vendors
  • Style tips and beauty zone offering makeovers and consultations
  • Plus, face painting and fun for the kids!
Event is free and open to the public. To RSVP and get more info, click here or visit Facebook.
Event location is the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge. Closest physical address is 155 Water Street. F to York Street or A/C to High Street. Need directions? Click here.


Photo of Essence Street Style Award Honorees via