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Share your National Night Out block party photos with Oakland North

on August 1, 2011

On August 2, cities across the United States will join together for the “National Night Out,” an evening of neighborhood block parties and cookouts, at which local residents are encouraged to get to know their neighbors and work together to prevent crime. Police officers and city officials also make the rounds of the parties, introducing themselves to residents and urging people to cooperate with law enforcement to improve neighborhood safety.

The event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, which has been organizing it since 1984. (You can learn more about it on the National Night Out website.) Last year, 37 million people across the United States and Canada participated, and Oakland alone hosted 452 separate parties. This year, the events in Oakland are scheduled to take place between 7 and 9 pm.

Oakland North will cover as many of the block parties as we can get to this year, and we invite you to share photos of your local block party with us. Please send photos to, and tell us where the photo was taken and who is in it. (We prefer horizontal photos sent as jpegs, when possible.)

Have a happy (and safe) night out, everyone!

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