National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, hold block parties and get to know their neighbors to prevent crime. It’s a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a nice evening surrounded by friends and family.
Minneapolis National Night Out is typically the first Tuesday in August – but due to the corona pandemic it’s been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 15. Residents can find out if their block is already signed up by emailing email@example.com. Registered block leaders received notices about closing their streets to hold their event, but a block without a block leader could still hold a COVID-19 safe event by spreading out across three or four yards to make enough space for physical distancing.
A safe event during a pandemic follows guidelines from the Minneapolis Health Department, Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Events are outdoors; people keep their masks on when they’re not eating or drinking; people keep at least 6 feet from others not in their household; and households bring their own food, beverages, utensils, tables and chairs.
Find out more about National Night Out at minneapolismn.gov/nno.