NewsLocal NewsBuffalo Strong


Delham Avenue resident plays music for daily block party

Posted at 11:26 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 23:26:04-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A short playlist can go quite a long way. Delham Avenue’s Frankie Tripi proves that every day at 4:45 p.m.

“I just wanted to show everyone that we can support our country and stay socially distant,” Tripi said. “But still get together and honor the country, play some music, dance, and make a little happiness out of a bad situation.”

It started with just a couple neighbors. Now, people walk from blocks over or drive in from other parts of town. And every day, they close with the Star Spangled Banner at 5:00 p.m.

“Health care workers, police, firemen… grocery stores, Walmart,” Tripi listed. “They’re wishing they could be bored and we’re complaining about being bored, so there’s a little difference there.”

Tripi says he continues to play music for 15 minutes a day until the quarantine is lifted.