Next Tuesday, Aug. 4, is the national Night Out program. Neighbors everywhere are encouraged to have block parties to get to know their neighbors and coordinate efforts to keep their neighborhoods safe.
Here’s a picture from one of last year’s block parties.
If you register your block with the Seattle police department by July 31st, you can close off your street for a block party. (They won’t provide barricades; you just set up chairs or garbage cans and signs that the street is closed. Leave intersections clear and be prepared to clear the street should an emergency vehicle come through.) You can download a street closed sign from the SPD Night Out website.
Please put a comment below if your block is having a party.
And for those in the area of NW 76th St. and 6th Ave. NW, the block party coincides with the 5th annual Greenwoodstock family music festival, at the 6th Avenue NW Pocket Park (more commonly called “Our Park”). Three sets of musicians play from 6-9 p.m.: 6 p.m. – Pipers Creek Players; 7 p.m. – Greenwood All*Stars; 8 p.m. – Banzai Surf. Everyone is invited to stop by during or after their own block party.