In April, as cheers for essential workers were becoming a 7 p.m. staple, St. James Place in Clinton Hill turned into a dance floor.

The party originated with one family: president of the block association Gail Bryan-Vill, 63, whose husband, Jo Vill, 63, and son, Chad Vill, 31, started playing music from their brownstone to accompany the nightly clap.

The celebration grew from there, and now, Friday through Sunday nights, crowds of up to 100 people come on bike and on foot from Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan to dance, Rollerblade, Hula-Hoop, and blow bubbles.

In April, as cheers for essential workers were becoming a 7 p.m. staple, St. James Place in Clinton Hill turned into a dance floor. The party originated with one family: president of the block association Gail Bryan-Vill, 63, whose husband, Jo Vill, 63, and son, Chad Vill, 31, started […]

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