Don't Forget: Night Out block parties next Tuesday
It's that time of year again: next Tuesday is Night Out, the Seattle Police Department-sponsored street parties which take place in neighborhoods all over Seattle.
Seem like a paradox? Not so. The popular community event is not just meant to connect neighbors with one another, but is also supposed to increase neighborhood safety and heighten crime prevention and awareness. What better excuse to get out a barbecue, dance to some music and enjoy the company of your neighbors?
Those who want their block to participate can sign up using the online form, http://eventactions.com/ea.aspx?ea=Rsvp. A public map of existing block parties (not all necessarily listed) can be found at http://seattle.gov/police/nightout/nightoutevents.htm
The following weekend, on Aug. 11, SPD is inviting community members to their local precinct for "Picnic at the Precinct." There, people can enjoy free food, entertainment and fun activities, as well as talk to precinct officers and commanders about crime issues in the neighborhood.