2016 National Night Out (NNO) is on August 2, 2016
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.
Registering your NNO event and applying to close your street/alley is a single online process. Apply to register your event or to register your NNO event and apply for a block event permit to close down your street/alley. You will need permission of 75% of your neighbors to be approved for street closure – keep their names and addresses handy in the event your permit application needs to be reviewed.
It is free to participate in National Night Out. When you register your event, you will get free Mystery Point Passes for Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America. Registration also places you on the official list of NNO events that gets distributed to police and other departments. However, there’s no guarantee police will be able to visit your event.
Note: Not every street can be blocked off depending on the traffic flow. Generally, bus routes and high traffic streets cannot be used for block events.
If you register by July 19 you can block your street for free. 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.