Nearly 2,000 West Hollywood residents are expected to celebrate in the streets in a show of unity against crime during the City of West Hollywood’s annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. The City’s Neighborhood Watch Groups, in coordination with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department as well as City officials and staff, will hold evening events and social gatherings in neighborhoods throughout West Hollywood. Neighborhood events will include block parties, barbecues, live entertainment, movie night in the park and dancing.
This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the National Night Out, which began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, Sheriff’s-Community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
National Night Out is the one night of the year when more than 35 million residents in neighborhoods throughout the country gather outside to celebrate their successes in the fight against crime. This year National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. August 2nd will be a night that citizens across America will send a powerful message about neighborhood unity, public safety awareness, and community partnerships with law enforcement. Celebrating National Night Out has been a tradition in West Hollywood since 1984, when the City incorporated.
Eight Neighborhood Watch groups along with Fountain Day School, West Hollywood Gateway, the Russian Advisory Board and the West Hollywood Recreation Services Division will be participating in National Night Out with a total of 12 separate events throughout the City.
Street closures for National Night Out will take place on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and include:
- 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;
- Orange Grove Avenue from 1130 Orange Grove Avenue to 1200 Orange Grove Avenue;
- Westmount Drive from Sherwood up to and including the driveway of 821 Westmount Drive;
- Kings Road from 1124 Kings Road to 1209 Kings Road; and
- Harratt Street between Palm Avenue and Larrabee Street.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Bonnie Smith (323) 848-6371