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Neighborhoods to celebrate National Night Out Tuesday

Neighborhoods in cities around the country will celebrate National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday. The idea is to get together with neighbors you already know well, plus the ones you hardly ever see, to talk about how to keep your neighborhood safe. You can exchange phone numbers and email addresses, find out what people’s work schedules are so you know if something is suspicious at their house while they’re gone, and just generally be in the know.

One of the many block parties in Phinney Ridge last year.
We’ll be celebrating with our block. Please send us photos of your block party so we can publish a roundup later that night or the next morning.
And our news partners, The Seattle Times, will be compiling stories and pictures from Seattle Night Out block parties. You can tweet a report and photo (via Twitpic), and use the #nwnightout hashtag so they can see what people are up to.

Greenwood neighbors were treated to a different kind of grilling last year.
Don’t forget that the sixth annual Greenwoodstock music fest is also Tuesday night. Organizers invite everyone to bring their entire block party over to the 6th Avenue NW Pocket Park at the corner of 6th Avenue NW and NW 76th Street for a free concert with several bands. Music starts at 6 p.m. and lasts til 9:30 p.m. Schedule and performer lists here.
And the Phinney Neighborhood Association will give you a free gallon of ice cream for your block party if you hand out PNA membership materials. Pick up your PNA packets and ice cream at Ken’s Market, 7231 Greenwood Ave. N., from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday.