PHOTOS: Night Out 2022, with parties around West Seattle!

7:23 PM: Thanks to JoDean for the annual invitation to stop by her Arbor Heights neighborhood block party for a photo! It’s Night Out all around the U.S., a time for community-building block parties, with an emphasis on how neighbors can help each other stay safe. Southwest Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Danner tells WSB that more than 230 block parties are registered for West Seattle and South Park tonight. We’ll add more photos later.

ADDED: Games and entertainment enhanced the night at many parties. Above, Gary‘s block in Fauntleroy had a bouncy toy to keep the littlest attendees enthralled. Below, Jon‘s block (46th SW west of The Junction) had a cornhole game:

From Dragonfly Park in North Delridge, Laura sent this clip with the live music they were enjoying:

Laura explains who was playing: “It’s Doc HighDr8 tha PHilosoRaptor with Willie knockz and penny passion. Their band is Tha Nothin. Then there’s Rachel McDonald from the band OuijaBoob on ukelele. Finally Damian playing a mean harmonica. They just all came with their instruments and created some great original tunes on the spot! It was a really great evening and much needed.” … South of Admiral on 46th SW, Al says, Space Tractor was onstage:

At Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center, the Teen Program‘s Family Night Out offered a treasure hunt and related-theme activities:

Via text, a group photo texted from the Night Out party in the 6700 block of 38th SW and Warsaw. “Love our neighbors — old & new!” the texter enthused.

We heard about new neighbors at a couple of our stops – people excited to welcome new arrivals. … From the 9000 block of 21st SW, Greg (a pro photographer), sent a drone pic of neighbors at his party:

And from Kelly’s party off Admiral between Walnut and 41st:

Kelly says, “We have a busy street that a thousand plus people cut down every day. We have such joy blocking it for 4 hours and bringing the neighbors together! Biggest turnout since 2019. Good to have the neighbors back together. Love WS! Pizza ordered locally from Pagliacci’s!” … Allison in Arbor Heights sent a pic from her block party near 108th & 36th SW:

Thanks to everybody who sent pics!

6 Replies to "PHOTOS: Night Out 2022, with parties around West Seattle!"

  • Lonelyneighboor August 2, 2022 (10:54 pm)

    I didn’t know this was happening. Enjoy! and those with good neighbors, appreciate them and don’t take them for granted. My family and I have lived in our current home for almost 5 years and after a few attempts to be friendly with our neighbors, we’ve only gotten a few grumpy faces. Next year I will join another block party. 🎉

  • Karen August 3, 2022 (6:29 am)

    Thanks for the posting and pics. So nice to see positive connections in our neighborhoods 👌👏

  • JenT August 3, 2022 (8:37 am)

    We’ve lived in West Seattle for a few years and had no idea this was happening. Where are these events posted so that the community knows about them? Please tell me it’s not just via Facebook…

    • WSB August 3, 2022 (10:16 am)

      This did not happen in 2020 but otherwise, Night Out has been going on, nationwide, for longer than we’ve been publishing this website (15+ years) and we are certainly not the only news publication that has published advance word of it. Our first story about it this year was two months ago.

  • Kiran August 3, 2022 (10:15 am)

    Space Tractor was amazing, as usual! (Ok, my hubs is in the band, so I’m biased, but they were epic!) So fun to share music with neighbors again!

  • Vanessa August 3, 2022 (1:53 pm)

    Our new mayor and “crew” need to help notify our citizens about this wonderful event that happens every year. It is so beneficial for our communities. What is needed is a media “blast” that reaches many more than on just FB.

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