Night Out Registration is Now Open
This year will be Seattle’s 30th annual Night Out event. Each year on the first Tuesday in August neighbors get together outdoors to socialize. “Night Out” is a national Crime Prevention event. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities. It is a great chance to learn about crime prevention, while also celebrating your community and spending time with your neighbors.
Seattle has had a long history of supporting Night Out. The program has been growing every year, with over 1,400 neighborhoods participating in 2013. This type of community participation is what makes Seattle a great place to live.
The event is a unique opportunity to bring your neighbors together, welcome new neighbors, talk about crime prevention and Block Watch efforts, and mainly just have a great time with food, music, games – – whatever you want. The creativity of what neighborhoods come up with is amazing. Some gatherings are just a few households; others expand into large block parties.
You can register your block party event here. The advantage of registering is you can then close off the end of your block’s street to through traffic. And some times if your block is registered a fire truck will visit your block — a great attraction for kids of all ages.
The Seattle Department of Neighborhood has available Small Sparks grants to support expenses for block parties. More information is available here.