NBN Summer Mixer

NBN Summer mixer June 3 graphic

NBN Summer Mixer

Ignite 2023! Spark Community Change events continue with the NBN Summer Mixer on June 3 from noon to 3:00 p.m. In addition to light hors d’oeuvres, the mixer will feature a popcorn popup, ice-cream popup, lemonade stand, challenge wall, and a conversation café to encourage and demonstrate simple, low-cost ways to engage neighbors.  All this for only $10 which includes parking validation at the Bank Street Garage.  The deadline for registration is 5:00 p.m. on May 26th, so that we can submit our expected numbers to the caterer.     

The Assembly Building (400 Granby Street) is a testimony to creative change and collaboration.  When the building reached the end of its lifespan as a department store, it was purchased by the City and used as a municipal building.  As times changed again, maintenance expenses grew, and its highest and best use was no longer as a city building, it was sold to Grow Interactive.  Together with Work Program Architects (our official hosts for the mixer), they completely refurbished the building as a collaborative, creative, office space complete with podcast room, art display, rooftop entertainment area, bike room, and a coffee shop.  They also retained the fur vault from the original department store and converted the room into a conference room, which we will put to good use as our conversation café.  Mini-tours will be available to experience this unique and interactive space.


  • The cost is $10 per person.
  • Drop in any time between noon and 3:00 p.m.  There is no formal program.
  • Parking can be validated but only in the Bank Street Garage (441 Bank Street).   Entrances are on Freemason Street and Bank Street.  
  • The event entrance to Assembly is at 400 Granby Street.
  • We are able to reserve six parking spaces along the 100 block of Freemason Street next to the Assembly Building for those with handicapped license plates or placards.   This is on a first come, first serve basis.  To reserve these spaces, you must indicate the need in your registration and have a handicapped license plate or mirror placard for us to issue a permit.  
  • If you have business cards for your civic league or organization, please bring them to share.   We also encourage digital promotion that you can share from your phone.
  • Be prepared to mix, mingle and ignite your community spark!