Organize a block party, ice cream social or barbecue on your block!
National Night Out Against Crime is designed to generate participation in Block Watch and other crime prevention programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and watching out for each other.
The City of Shoreline supports residents organizing a National Night Out event in their neighborhood and wants to make it easy.
A right-of-way permit is required if you want to request a street closure for a Block Watch party or National Night Out event. The permit is free for events sponsored by formal neighborhood associations. Contact Shoreline Permit Services at (206) 801-2523 regarding Right-of-Way Special Event Permit requirements or download a National Night Out/Block Party permit application. When you apply for a permit you will receive:
- A free National Night Out giveaway item (while supplies last).
- An event packet with basic information about Block Watch, emergency readiness and neighborhood associations.
- Visits from a representative of Shoreline Police, City of Shoreline, or Emergency Management (availability dependent on emergency calls).
Events that don't require a street closure can register too, and organizers will receive an event packet and visits from City staff, police or fire. To register, call or email Shoreline Neighborhoods Coordinator Rosie O'Brien-Ochs at (206) 801-2256, email@example.com.
Need ideas or more help? See “How To Create a Great Block Party”.