Events - National Night Out

National Night Out Nightscene

Plan for a Good Time and a Good-bye to Neighborhood Crime

28th Annual National Night Out is Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Our Block Club Coordinator is presently being hired and will be not available to help our block clubs organize for NNO (National Night Out).

from CCP/SAFE:

The theme this year "Building community is about building connections between people!".

List of 2010's Prospect Park events are here. We don't as yet have a list for 2013.

List of all participating neighborhoods is here.

Mission Statement
National Night Out (NNO) in Minneapolis is an annual event on the first Tuesday of August that involves all segments of the community in building a healthier, safer community. NNO generates support for anti-crime programs and strengthens police/community relations.

National Night Out is not just one night of the year, but the culmination of year-long crime prevention activity in all Minneapolis neighborhoods: people working together in block and apartment clubs and other networks to prevent and address crime and other neighborhood problems. It is an occasion to celebrate past successes, discuss current challenges or issues, and re-dedicate to collaborative efforts with neighbors, police, businesses and others to improve the quality of life in our city. NNO is the largest event of its kind in Minneapolis and the nation.

Key Messages

* Cohesive, healthy neighborhoods are keys to preventing crime and violence.
* Active block clubs build community, increase hope and create harmony.
* Positive activities displace negative activity; as people spend more time outside, they take back their streets and neighborhoods.
* NNO is an opportunity for all parts of the community including businesses, corporate sponsors, religious institutions, city agencies, and news media to come together around the shared goal of a safe, healthy community.
* NNO reinforces the partnership of citizens and police to combat crime.


* Utilize NNO to expand and strengthen Minneapolis’ network of block clubs.
* Increase the number of block clubs, multi-block events and individuals who participate in NNO.
* Involve the Minneapolis Police Department with citizens by participating in National Night Out events together.
* Promote increased involvement of youth with their neighbors.
* Promote crime prevention strategies and increase ways that citizens can protect themselves, and their property.

Nationally, Minneapolis ranked #1 in 2012 nationally (#2 in 2010 & #1 in 2009!) with 100% of all residential neighborhoods participating and 1219 confirmed events overall. National Association of Town Watch (NATW) ranked Minneapolis #1 among population centers of 300,000+ for the quality of our 2011 and 2009 NNO campaigns.

The National Association of Town Watch bases their ranking on a community’s overall National Night Out effort, including the quality and size of the overall campaign, law enforcement involvement, neighborhood participation and special events. For more information on the National Association of Town Watch or specifics on the awards, go to