Maple Leaf is taking the party to the streets from 6-9 tonight, so expect plenty of nonarterial road closures, along with the smells, sounds and sights of summer wafting through the air: barbecues, music and children playing in the (closed) streets.
Tonight is National Night Out, a Crime Prevention event designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts and unite communities.
According to the city of Seattle’s Night Out page, more than 1,300 neighborhoods in Seattle participated in the event last year, including this rager on Northeast 84th Street in Maple Leaf. More from the Seattle website:
The event is a unique opportunity to bring your neighbors together, welcome new neighbors, talk about crime prevention and Block Watch efforts, and mainly just have a great time with food, music, games – whatever you want. The creativity we’ve seen of what neighborhoods come up with is amazing. Some gatherings are just a few households; others expand into large block parties.
Night Out Against Crime is an opportunity for individual neighborhoods to renew their commitment to the following:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
So have fun with your neighbors tonight, and feel free to send us photos of your event!Tweet