BYP street party held downtown

Ambria King, Photo Editor

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Kern Federal Credit Union, in conjunction with TBC Media, Advance Beverage, and a number of other sponsors, held the third annual Bakersfield Young Professional’s Street Party in Wall Street Alley behind The Mark on Oct. 13.

The party, which ran from 6-10 p.m. gave young professionals living and working in Bakersfield the opportunity to network and relax with other professionals, while enjoying cocktails and music performed by the Therese Muller Band.

Wall Street Alley was blocked off between H and Eye Streets and filled with a number of different food and drink vendors, including local vendors such as Pita Palace and Lengthwise Brewery.

Pre-sale tickets for the BYP Street Party ran for $30 and were $35 at the door. Drink tickets could be purchased for $5 a piece upon entry and could be used to buy beer, ciders, and other alcoholic beverages from the vendors located in Wall Street Alley.

The courtyard in The Park at the Mark was opened up and set with tables and a full bar to accommodate the event, while Wall Street Alley was strung with lighting, and set up with games ranging from a bean bag toss to classic arcade games. Tables inside and out were scattered with Rubik’s Cubes and towers of Jenga blocks to provide entertainment for guests.

The Therese Muller band played a set consisting of cover songs from the 80s and 90s, and was followed by a set from DJ Mike Broida, who spun modern and classic dance hits.

Parking in the nearby 18th and Eye Street parking structure was made free for the night to accommodate the event’s guests, and security was provided by Transwest Security, which also assisted in sponsoring the event.

Kern Federal Credit Union’s Marketing Officer, Gabe Eloa, served as the MC for the event and expressed his satisfaction and gratitude for the party’s turn out.