Planning a National Night Out gathering? Apply for free street closure before midnight July 19

Street closure fee $100 July 20-27

This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 2, and if you’re planning a neighborhood gathering, there are important deadlines for registering your event with the City and for blocking off your street. So far 1,473 neighborhood gatherings have registered their events – close to the 1,500 total last year.

Use this checklist to plan your National Night Out celebration:

National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. It's a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family. For more information, see the Minneapolis NNO mission statement.

As with many past National Night Outs, Minneapolis was ranked No. 1 among all U.S. cities over 300,000 people in 2015.

Find out more about National Night Out at www.minneapolismn.gov/nno.

Published Jul 18, 2016