National Night Out is next Tuesday

While many will gather on Tuesday night to watch primary election results roll in, others around the city will come together for block parties for annual National Night Out festivities.

In Seattle, the event is promoted by Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention, as a way to heighten crime prevention awareness, and increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts.

The Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition will be celebrating the neighborhood’s new Arts & Culture District designation by the city with an event at the labyrinth at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (15 W. Roy St.). The evening will include neighborhood musicians — including Randy Bowles, who will play an hour of folk/acoustic music — free snacks and refreshments, and creative activities, while attendees can learn more about the arts & culture designation. The Mobile Mayan food truck will also be on hand.

The Church of Scientology will host its annual block party at 300 W. Harrison St. with a barbecue, live band, a balloon artist, and games for kids. For more information that event, contact Ann Pearce at 206-284-0604.

Aegis of Queen Anne on Galer is teaming up with neighbors for a block party on Third Avenue between Galer and Lee Streets, with live music, barbecue, and a potluck.

Other block parties in Queen Anne will be held at First Avenue North and Galer Street, Nob Hill Avenue North and Lynn Street, West Galer Street and 11th Avenue Northwest, Gilman Drive West at Gilman Terrace, 10th Place West at West Fulton Street, Conkling Place West, and at Mayfair Park (2600 Second Ave. W.).


For more information on National Night Out, or to see a map of events around the city, go to Registration is open until 5 p.m. on July 31 to officially register a Night Out event with the City of Seattle, and to have your street closed.