Planning a National Night Out event? Register now as important deadlines are approaching
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. The theme for 2011 NNO is "Back to Basics: Neighbors Getting to Know Neighbors!"
Use this checklist to plan your National Night Out celebration:
- _____ Register your NNO event. There is a single online process to register your NNO event and apply to close your street. If you want to close your street for your event, street closure is free if you apply by Tuesday, July 19. From July 20 to July 28, there is a $100 fee for blocking off the street. You need permission of 75 percent of your neighbors to be approved for street closure—please have their names and addresses with you when you apply. (You do not need their signatures.) Get started at National Night Out. If you don’t have Internet access, you can register your event and apply for street closure by calling 311 (or (612) 673-3000).
- _____ Want a police officer to visit your event? Because demand can be very high for visits, we can’t promise that one will be available, but feel free to request a visit when you register by calling 311 (or (612) 673-3000) to put your name on the list. Sorry, we can’t take requests for mounted patrol.
- _____ Make rain plans. Decide if your event will go forward if it rains, or be rescheduled for another time. If you apply to close your street, you’ll have a rain date of Wednesday, August 3 unless you decline it during the application. If you don’t close your street, you can choose any rain date that works for your group. Plan ahead!
Each event organizer will receive Mystery Point Passes for Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America. Each Mystery Point pass is worth a single ride, or a day of rides or an entire season of rides. And if you register your NNO event by Tuesday, July 19, you will be entered into a drawing for other door prizes donated by Minneapolis businesses.
Published Jul. 5, 2011