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Friday, July 11, 2008

National Night Out

This year, on August 5, more than 60,000 Minneapolis neighbors will gather for the 25th Annual National Night Out, celebrating and building community across the city. Advance planning makes it easier for everyone to have a good time, share the work and make things go smoothly on NNO. Last year, over 900 groups planned their parties in advance. Some events will be as simple as neighbors sharing food and conversation on a front porch; others will close off streets and provide music, face painting, chalk art, potlucks, dancing, games, and piñatas. So start your planning early and join the celebration.

It’s Free and It’s Easy to Register Your NNO Party and to Close Your Street for NNO
One process makes it possible to register your NNO event and apply to close your street. Visit here or, if you don’t have Internet, call 311 or 612-673-3000. If you register by July 22, you’ll be eligible for a door prize drawing. It’s not essential to close your street to have a successful NNO event. Many groups meet in yards, parks, vacant lots, or inside. Closing your street is FREE if you apply by July 22. From July 23-July 31, there is a $100 late fee. Applications for street closure will not be accepted after July 31.

If you have NNO or Planning Week questions visit or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

I also invite you let us know here where your gathering will be and what you will be doing that evening. I know a lot of things are happening in the ward and I am going to try to make it to some of them.


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