In 2016, 6 friends joined forces to create the first Chinatown-ID Block Party. The wish was to transform the abandoned car park under the arch into a place where people will meet for music and activities. It turned into a small stage, 6 artists, mini market and 400 attendees. Over time, the CID Block Party has grown bigger, year by year. In 2019, CID Block Party welcomed 4,000 guests for one day with various artists and a program packed with activities.