“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. Tuesday, August 5, 2014 is a great time to get to know your neighbors and network for support in Block Watch or Emergency Preparedness efforts. Apply to close your street for the block party, download invitation cards for neighbors, and get ideas of how to organize your event.
Night Out is a unique opportunity to bring your neighbors together, welcome new neighbors, talk about crime prevention, Emergency Preparedness and Block Watch efforts, and mainly just have a great time with food, music, games. If you register your event you are eligible to have police or emergency personnel come and talk with you about neighborhood concerns and interact with the children on your block.
Seattle Dept. of Transportation (SDOT) has created a separate Block Party site for applications all year round, anytime you would like to close your street for a neighborhood get-together. Limitations are that it cannot be an arterial or a block with a bus stop on it. The registration site includes Neighborhood Invitations and a street-closure sign which can be downloaded and printed out.