Like spending quality time with an adopted highway, block parties allow people to congregate in the middle of the road. Celebrate on the pavement with today’s Groupon for admission to 11/11/11 NerdNewYear on Friday, November 11, from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. on 2600 Broadway Street in Redwood City. Choose between the following options:
- For $16, you get a block-party package for one (a $33 total value).
- For $39, you get a block-party package for three (a $99 total value).<p>
Each package includes the following per person: - 34-ounce commemorative glass mug (a $22 value) - Two pints of beer (an $11 value)<p>
Stretched across a closed road, 11/11/11 NerdNewYear counts down the seconds until 11:11 p.m. on November 11, 2011 amid block-party merriment that benefits 11 local charities. Starting at 3 p.m., celebrants can explore the festive parameters and monitor copyright infringement as three different bands, including Lisa-Marie Johnston with her 11-piece band, Sam Marshall of Marshall Law, and Night Train, take the stage and fire-dancers, stilt-walkers, face-painters, and magicians traverse the grounds. Drink-stand attendants fill 34-ounce commemorative glass mugs until 11 p.m., and as the sun sinks behind its state-mandated horizon, the nighttime sky illuminates the ticking numbers of a 13-foot LCD countdown clock as it inches toward 11:11 p.m. After the countdown, guests can keep the party going for 49 additional minutes until the festivities draw to a close at midnight. Proceeds from the bash will benefit 11 local charities, including the Redwood City Fire Department and Redwood City P.A.L..