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Annual community-building event returns August 3, 2021

Berkeley, California (Monday, July 12, 2021) - Help build a stronger, more resilient Berkeley by organizing a National Night Out block party in your neighborhood. After being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19, this treasured annual event returns on Tuesday, August 3.

Each August, Berkeley neighbors come together for an evening of block parties, BBQs, and ice cream socials. Staff from Police, Fire, and other departments visit events throughout the city to say hello, as do Berkeley's elected officials.

Register your event by July 30

To host a National Night Out party in your neighborhood, register your event online. All registered events will be listed on an interactive map at cityofberkeley.info/nationalnightout.

Plan your gathering for anytime between 5pm and 9pm on Tuesday, August 3. No event is too small. Event sizes may range from just a few neighbors to 100 people or more. Gather for a potluck, cookout, or just a meet and greet.

Block party permits required for street closures

If you want to close your street for a National Night Out gathering, you'll need to get a block party permit from the City's Transportation Division. There is no fee for National Night Out block parties. The deadline for submitting Block Party permit applications for National Night Out is Monday, July 26.

Download the application and submit it by email to transportation@cityofberkeley.info.

About National Night Out

National Night Out is a nationwide effort to make communities safer by building and strengthening relationships among neighbors. Strong neighborhoods help us become more resilient and improve our ability to recover after a disaster.

National Night Out gatherings are just one of many City efforts supporting our Strategic Plan goal to create a resilient, safe, connected, and prepared city. Other steps you can take to get prepared include:

Berkeley's National Night Out program is organized by the Berkeley Police Department Community Services Bureau.



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