National Night Out is Aug. 3; register your event by July 14

National Night Out is a 26 year tradition in the city of Minneapolis.  Neighbors come together to meet each other and to build stronger and safer communities. By knowing each other, neighbors can watch out for one another and can report suspicious activity that may occur on their block. National Night Out can be a group of neighbors gathering for lemonade, ice cream, or a pot luck dinner. Or it could be a game of volleyball or a bike rodeo. Each block creates its own event that reflects the people who live and work on the block.

National Night Out is quickly approaching. This year its Tuesday, Aug. 3. Now is the time to start making preparations for your block party. The City of Minneapolis wants to make it easy for block clubs and neighbors to plan and have your block event. For more information, visit: National Night Out.

You can also apply to close the street for your NNO party. Street closure is free if you apply by July 14. You need permission of 75 percent of your neighbors to be approved for street closure – please have their names and addresses when you apply (you do not need their signatures).   Remember to register your event even if you aren’t blocking your street. It’s easy to do and helps us track the success of National Night Out. There is information available on the City's website to help you plan and carry out your event as well, including free clip art you can use on your event flyer.

To register your event or apply to block off your street, just visit National Night Out registration.  You can also register your event and apply for street closure by calling 311 (or (612) 673-3000).

Published Jun 21, 2010