Planning week for National Night Out is June 15 - 21

National Night Out is coming up fast, and now is the time to start making preparations on your block for the night that brings neighbors together. This year, National Night Out (NNO) is Tuesday, Aug. 4. June 15-21 is Minneapolis National Night Out Planning Week.

Minneapolis wants to make it easy for block clubs and neighbors to get started now on their plans. Register your event online today. When you register, you can also apply to close your street for your event (remember you need the permission of 75 percent of your neighbors to do so). The deadline for registering your event for free is July 21. You cam also register your event and apply for street closure by calling 311 (or (612) 673-3000). Remember to make plans to reschedule if it should rain.

Register early if you want to request a firefighter, police officer, or a canine officer and dog to visit your location. A limited amount of start-up kits are available for first-time NNO events. They contain plates, cups, plastic utensils, napkins, etc. for 50. If your block is new to NNO this year, call (612) 673-2956 to see if a kit is available.

Each event organizer will receive Mystery Point Passes for Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America and vouchers (each good for 2 tickets) for Minnesota Twins games to use as door prizes. Each Mystery Point pass is worth either a single ride, a day of rides or a whole season of rides. If you register your NNO event by July 14, you will be entered into a drawing for other door prizes donated by Minneapolis businesses.

June 1, 2009

Published Jun 1, 2009