While communities are embracing best practices to minimize the spread of COVID-19, they are also using their sidewalks, porches and streets to connect with friends and neighbors. In Oakland’s Glenview neighborhood the Townsend Avenue community danced to music, Redwood Hills residents partied in their garages and driveways, Marina friends improvised a street bachelorette party, and a Page Street resident produced his own mini-concert for onlookers to enjoy. Don’t be afraid to throw your own safe block party – just remember to follow public space use best practices, maintain a safe distance and wear personal protective equipment when appropriate.