National Night Out
The 30th Annual Minneapolis National Night Out will be Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Last year’s theme was selected by our Crime Prevention Specialists as proposed by Kate Sandweiss, of the East Isles neighborhood: “It takes a village, it starts with our block.” Thanks Kate! We will be once again asking for block leaders’ ideas for our theme for NNO 2013.
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.
Whether it’s your first time planning an event or you’re continuing a tradition of years on your block, keep this link bookmarked so when you are ready, you can register your event online or through 311. Remember! If you want to block your street, you can do so for free through July 23. Not all streets can be blocked, depending on traffic flow. From July 24 through August 1, there is a $100 fee. After August 1 no applications for blocking off a street will be allowed.
As we have many times in the past, participation by Minneapolitans outranked all U.S. cities over 250,000 population in 2012. Over 1,360 events were registered. Was yours one of them? We hope so!