2 weeks till Night Out – organized/registered your block party yet?

July 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm | In Neighborhoods, Safety, West Seattle news | 6 Comments

Two weeks till Night Out – the annual event bringing neighbors out of their homes and into the streets coast to coast, for block parties to strengthen ties and take a stand for neighborhood safety and solidarity – and to have fun. They’re always the first Tuesday night in August, so that’s August 6th, two weeks from tonight, 6-9 pm. The photo above is one of many we took on Night Out last year, featuring neighbors at 13th and Cambridge in Highland Park. To get permission to close your (non-arterial) street for the night, you need to register your party via the Seattle Police Night Out site – start here. And then, we invite you to let us know about your party, since we’re planning as-it-happens WSB coverage as usual and hoping to drop in on as many parties as we can get to in three hours. Just e-mail the location (cross-streets or block number) to editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!


  1. Any idea on how to check to see if your block is already registered?

    Comment by Morgan Junction Mom — 4:05 pm July 23, 2013 #

  2. Do you know who’s in charge of your Block Watch?

    Comment by WSB — 4:07 pm July 23, 2013 #

  3. White Center is taking it outside! Come kick it in the hood for National Night Out with a block party in downtown White Center

    -$2 food walk with some of White Center’s most delicious eats on 16th Ave
    -free bike education classes & emergency preparedness planning for your family at White Center Community Development Association
    -beer garden at Big Al Brewing
    -live music
    -free fitness class and more!

    Details on their FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/274068296065226/

    Comment by Center Studio — 4:20 pm July 23, 2013 #

  4. To view registered block parties posted on the Seattle Police Night Out site . . .
    1. If you followed the link in the article above, refer to the left-side navigation bar under Night Out 2013 to [view map].
    2. Here’s the direct link: http://www.seattle.gov/police/nightout/nightoutevents.htm

    Once there, you can view by:
    – map
    – detail list/description
    – neighborhood
    – precinct

    Comment by findalink — 6:42 pm July 23, 2013 #

  5. “2 weeks till…” should be “2 weeks ‘TIL” or “2 weeks UNTIL”. how many people get this incorrect; it baffles me. A “till” is a gardening device. UNTIL is shortened ’til. You’d think that an writer would know this common sense shortening.
    while we’re at it…any number under “10″ is to be spelled out, thus “two weeks ’til…” is the proper way to word this.

    Comment by Dan — 8:21 pm July 24, 2013 #

  6. Thanks, but sorry, “till” is straight from the Associated Press Stylebook. Among the citations:
    Don’t have a copy handy at the moment, or I’d photograph the page.
    As for spelling out numbers – yes, I tend to get a little sloppy on that.
    Added 8:53 pm – I just spent $26 for an online subscription to make sure it hadn’t changed. AP style remains “till or until, but not ’til.” Always glad to see people who care!

    Comment by WSB — 8:38 pm July 24, 2013 #

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