our History

 

In 2003-04, Casey Safron was hosting animation screenings in downtown Manhattan. These pre-YouTube era events quickly grew in popularity. Safron’s college roommate owned a coffee shop in East Williamsburg called The Archive that had access to a screen down the block. The first official Animation Block Party took place on Sept. 9, 2004.

In 2005, Animation Block Party (ABP) began working with the Brooklyn Academy of Music. ABP partnered with Rooftop Films in 2006 and evolved into a weekend long festival. Over the past 16 years, ABP has presented events for Valentine’s, Halloween, etc., appearing in cities ranging from Stockholm to London, New Orleans and Los Angeles.

The sixteenth annual Animation Block Party is September 20-22, 2019 in Brooklyn, NYC*


ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY - PAST AND PRESENT:

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2005 Animation Block Press


 

Dec. 2005 issue of Animation Magazine: A Toon Festival Grows in Brooklyn

Animation Block Party 2005 received notice in AWN: (1) - (2) - (3)

The ABP 2005 Valentines Event was chosen by the NY Daily News as a NYC favorite - see Holiday news blurb...


2004 Animation Block Press


 

The first Animation Block Party in New York Magazine

Animation Block Party featured on Animation World Network