National Night Out is Tuesday, August 2!

Plan an event on your block; Key deadlines are approaching

National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in their community, hold a block or apartment party, and get to know other neighbors. Will your block or apartment gather for National Night Out? There’s still time to plan a simple event. It can be as simple as inviting neighbors to enjoy a potluck meal in someone’s front yard. Help Available. Do you need help planning an event, making simple flyers, connecting with others on your block, or knocking on doors?

Contact Brettina Davis ([email protected]) or Edain Altamirano ([email protected]) by e-mail or at 612-724-7457. The CNO office also offers free photocopies for block meeting flyers any time of the year.

Street Closure. You don't need to block off your street to hold a great National Night Out event, but NNO is the one night each year when you can do it for free! You must register by July 19 to get a free street closure permit. If you register from July 20 through July 27, there is a $100 fee. You will not be able to block off your street if registering after July 27.

Resister your event and find additional planning ideas and resources at

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.