TRUNK SHOWS, STYLE TIPS, LIVE MUSIC & FUN FOR THE KIDS! Make sure to visit our Pop Up Events in partnership with the local shops and businesses in DUMBO!
Kids Art Adventure
1:00PM - 5:00PM

55 Anchorage Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Treat your little ones to a fun accessory decorating party with Creatively WILD at Brooklyn CYC. Capture their designs afterwards at the digital photo booth station.

First come, first served basis. Accessories while supplies last. Caters to ages 3 – 10, but welcomes children of all ages! Parents must be present at all times.


We pride ourselves on our personalized approach taught by our professional teaching artists. We offer an inspiring art program for adults of all ages and levels, and a huge range of children's classes and after school programs for children: Toddlers 24 months-4yrs, Kids 5-9yrs and Teens 10-17yrs.


Brooklyn CYC boasts NYC skyline views as well as the Manhattan Bridge archway and landmark buildings in DUMBO. This 2500 sf cyc features 20 ft high ceilings, a large garage opening for cars and trucks to drive in, brick walls on the side, a kitchen and support and storage space. Brooklyn CYC is an affiliate venue of Seret Studios, a broad range of NYC filming locations, photo studios and event spaces.
Infinity’s Song Live Performance
3:00PM & 6:00PM

126 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Join Superfine restaurant for a live musical performance by Infinity's Song.


Originally from Detroit, this sibling band has dynamic, powerful voices and their music is authentic and full of compassion. They are a true musical sensation and now, they are rocking with Roc Nation.


Superfine is a farm to market to table restaurant. A community hub presenting music, art and a menu that changes everyday with seasonal, organic, and local ingredients! They have been at their present location for fifteen years as a woman-owned business in Brooklyn! Reservations can be made on open table as well as through their website.
12:00PM - 7:00PM

68 Jay Street #101, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Meet Christina from 12:00PM - 3:00PM. Meet Epperson from 4:00PM - 7:00PM

TRUNK is hosting a Trunk show and in-store appearances with NYC designers Christina Ruales and Epperson. Christina has brought her vast knowledge and expertise together in an inspired collection of expertly draped and tailored pieces in gorgeous European tech fabrics.

Epperson’s passion for creation is infused in every princess dress, patchwork skirt or “rough ruffled” gown. He has received much acclaim for his creations by being featured in a fashion anthology at the Museum of the City of New York and part of a “Made in New York” Exhibit at the South Street Seaport.


For the Kids: Come CREATE at TRUNK! The owners, Radka, Aimee and Natasha of TRUNK each being talented creatives themselves are bringing kids and adults a chance to create your heart’s desire at TRUNK!
WhiteBox NYC

145 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

WhiteBox NYC has teamed up with We Are Little Giants to bring an extra-ordinary children’s clothing pop up shop to DUMBO. The brand speaks to the spirit of today's modern day parents celebrating hip hop by readapting streetwear lifestyles for the little ones, with a humorous twist.

A capsule collection pop-in-shop of Hill + Velez one of a kind, customized denim jackets will also be available for adults. You don't want to miss these two amazing brands!



We Are Little Giants was born from the need of 2 young parents looking for authentic, contemporary and culturally relevant gear for babies and toddlers.
AHA Front

147 Front Street, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201

AHA is a luxury e-commerce site that empowers designers, artisans and innovators from around the world.

Our store is a curated selection of 150 designers out of the 4,000 designers available on our site - featuring men's and women's accessories, beauty, home goods, tech, art, health + wellness, gifts and more.
*While supplies last. Limited to one gift per person.


41 Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201


72 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201


Stop by our table by the Archway!
No block party is complete without yummy bites and #EssenceEats always aims to please!

Check out our food truck experience below.

A Place 2 Go: On the Go

Big D’s Grub Truck


Wings & Things

Chevrolet® Cruze is a proud sponsor of the 3rd annual ESSENCE® Street Style Block Party. Check out the Passion Pursuit team who are fueling their creative passions in art, fashion, and music.

Come experience SheaMoisture at the 2016 Street Style Block Party. We’ll be offering simple hair styling, consultations, chair massages and selling a variety of our hair, body and cosmetics products too!