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Howard Street, New York
Howard Street will host the Block Party during this year's NYCxDesign festival

Dezeen, Tom Dixon and neighbours to throw Block Party on New York's Howard Street

Dezeen is teaming up with British designer Tom Dixon and his neighbours on Howard Street in New York's SoHo to throw an evening party on Friday 19 May 2017.

Open to the public, the Block Party will take place along Howard Street from 5pm, with many of the area's design and fashion stores set to participate.

Howard Street, New York
Retailers along Howard Street will offer drinks and discounts during the Block Party

Retailers will offer drinks, late opening hours and special offers on products, while local radio station 8 Ball will be providing music via Sonos speakers.

Dixon will present an installation of his recent lighting designs, set to "spill out into the street" from his store.

Tom Dixon store, Howard Street
Tom Dixon opened his store on Howard Street in July 2016

The shop opened in July 2016, following the success of a previous temporary showroom – his first outside London – which was located nearby. The designer has also recently expanded his physical retail offering to Los Angeles.

The 11 Howard hotel, designed by Space Copenhagen, also began welcoming guests last year and is hosting a wine hour as part of the Block Party.

Tom Dixon store, Howard Street
Dixon's store is split over three floors of a former boot-making factory

Other participants include design brands BDDW and Roll & Hill; fashion stores Opening Ceremony, Reformation and Sleepy Jones; homeware shops Dinosaur Designs and Michele Varian; and vendors from the nearby Canal Street Market.

Dezeen is media partner for the Block Party, which forms part of the citywide NYCxDesign festival running from 3 to 24 May 2017.

Tom Dixon store, Howard Street
The shop features a room with faux-fur walls and a space that resembles a "torture chamber"

Among the other exhibitions and events taking place in New York during the month are Sight Unseen Offsite, which is showcasing furniture made through partnerships between New York and Norwegian designers, and a pastel-coloured installation that pairs the work of Ladies & Gentlemen Studio and SP01.