Rock the Block Party at the YMCA June 9 in downtown Manchester

YMCA of Downtown Manchester to host free family event.

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Block party June 9 at the Granite YMCA.

MANCHESTER, NH  – Free family fun, food, a bounce house, music, giveaways and other activities will be featured this Saturday, June 9 as The YMCA of Downtown Manchester hosts its annual Rock the Block event.

From 1 – 3 p.m., Mechanic Street in the heart of downtown Manchester will be closed to vehicle traffic and transformed into a free family centered event open to the community.

“Rock the Block 2018 is our chance to thank our members for their support and welcome the community to check out our facility and program offerings,” said Troy Laprise, Associate Branch Director of The YMCA of Downtown Manchester. The event will feature a broad range of activities for the whole family such as a bouncy house, Zumba, dance performances, a close-up view of a fire truck, family yard activities, and so much more.

Rock the Block 2018

Saturday, June 9 from 1-3 p.m.

The YMCA of Downtown Manchester

30 Mechanic Street, Manchester, NH

In addition to the events taking place outside on Mechanic Street, participants are encouraged to take a tour of the branch. Anyone that attends the event and joins as a new member will have their join fee waived. For more information about this free event, please contact the YMCA at (603) 623-3558.

About The Granite YMCA

As one of the state’s longest standing and most enduring non-profits, The Granite YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living, social responsibility, and family strengthening. Across the state, its six branches engage 30,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to improve their health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. In 2017,The Granite YMCA provided financial assistance and free services valued at over $1.63 million to 20,190 individuals. To learn more, please visit

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