Join the 40 restaurants and bars on Shrewsbury Street for Worcester’s unofficial kickoff to summer. The event,, now in its 13th year is Worcester’s largest block party. For $25, you can stroll the street and enjoy samples from the restaurants along Worcester’s Restaurant Row. The $25 is used by the Shrewsbury Street Merchants Association to pay for the upkeep of the street, its trees and flower beds. Money also goes to local charities. Once again, the event is sponsored by Quality Beverages, CSX, Pepsi, Herb Chambers Fiat, DCU Credit Union, Fidelity Bank, Bay State Savings Bank and Peoples United Bank. Media sponsors include Pulse Magazine, Tasteworcester.com, WXLO, The Pike, WORC-FM and WCRN 860 AM. To purchase a button, go to tasteshrewsburystreet.com.