West Hollywood’s biggest group of neighborhood events will take place tomorrow as hundreds of residents gather in their neighborhoods for National Night Out.
The events are expected to attract more than 2,000 residents. They feature neighborhood block parties, with some offering barbecues and live entertainment and, on the Eastside, a disco dance.
“National Night Out is a wonderful event that brings neighborhoods together,” said Mayor John Heilman. “It’s an opportunity for residents to make new friends, socialize and meet representatives from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, our local L.A. County Fire Stations and City Hall, and it’s wonderful to see neighborhoods come together and take a firm stand against crime.”
Among the more unusual events is a free family-friendly movie night featuring “Finding Dory” at 8 p.m. at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., that will be hosted by the city’s Recreation Services Division. Community members are invited to bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a movie under the stars. The city’s Eastside Neighborhood Watch group will stage a disco dance.
There will be several street closures during National Night Out. These will occur on Tuesday from 4 to 10 p.m. at the following locations:
— The cul-de-sac at Sherbourne Drive and Ashcroft Avenue, with closures at San Vicente Boulevard and Ashcroft Avenue, and Ashcroft Avenue at Sherbourne Drive;
— North Kings Road between Santa Monica Boulevard and Fountain Street;
— North Kings Road between Waring Avenue and Willoughby Avenue;
— Harratt Street between Palm Avenue and Larrabee Street; and
— North Poinsettia Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Fountain Avenue.
A list of events, times and locations is posted below. Updates will be available on the city’s website at www.weho.org/nno.
National Night Out began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, law enforcement and community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized against crime. Nationwide, more than 35 million people in neighborhoods across the country gather outdoors to celebrate their unity and their successes in the fight against crime. Celebrating National Night Out has been a tradition in West Hollywood since the city’s inception in 1984.
National Night Out 2017 participants include members of the West Hollywood City Council, Neighborhood Watch groups, the West Hollywood Gateway, the City of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division, the city’s Public Safety Commission, and the city’s Russian Advisory Board. Events are held in coordination with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, the L.A. County Fire Department and WeHo city officials and staff members.