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 1, 2017. 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 34th 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 1, 2017. August 1st 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.
Six Neighborhood Watch groups along with 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 9 separate events throughout the City.
There will be several street closures during National Night Out; these will occur on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and include 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;
- N. Kings Road between Santa Monica Boulevard and Fountain Street;
- N. 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
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: City Manager's Department at 323-848-6460