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Block Party Info and Dates


Important Information

  • All street closures are paid for by the Orlando Police Department if you submit your Special Event Permit before September 17, 2018. Note: You do not have to close your street to have a successful National Night Out Event.
  • Orlando’s National Night Out Theme: Making Neighborhoods Our Priority
  • NNO Newbie Party Package – If you register after September 21, 2018, party packages will be given on a first come, first served basis. This special bonus package will be given to all first time NNO participants. Your party package will contain cups, plates, plastic utensils, napkins, a plastic tablecloth and garbage bags.
  • Early RegistrationYou may complete your registration here or call the Neighborhood Watch Unit at 407.246.2369, and a registration packet will be mailed to you.   Submit your registration form by September 07, 2018 and receive an entry into the grand prize drawing.
  • National Night Out Block Party Package – NNO banner, NNO balloons, NNO T-shirts and other party supplies will be given to each registered NNO party.
  • All parties registered by September 21, 2018, are guaranteed to receive a Party Package. Registrations received after this date will be issued a Party Package on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.
  • Party Package Pick Up – Pick up your NNO Party Package from the Orlando Police Headquarters (1250 W. South St.) using the following pick up schedule:

Sunday, September 16, 1 – 4 p.m.
Monday, September 17, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, September 18,  2 – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, September 19, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

When picking up your Party Package, please call 407.246.2369 when you are 5 minutes away and a staff member will meet you at your car with your Party Package. This will help cut down your wait time.  

NNO Photo Contest

Take photographs of your neighborhood National Night Out party on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, then email your best photos to: Karl Anderson (Neighborhood Watch Unit) at karl.anderson@cityoforlando.net by 10/12/18.

  • Each photo must include the NNO logo and one of the following: • law enforcement representative or apparatus • Orlando Fire Department firefighter or vehicle.
  • Photos must be .jpg attachments.
  • Photographer’s last name must be included in the file names.
  • Name and contact information must be included in the body of the e-mail, along with information about each photo, “i.e. Summer Storm neighborhood, John Smith in his National Night Out cape.”
  • Photo will be judged on theme, creativity and neighborhood involvement.

NNO Block Party Events

National Night Out Planning Week
July 27 – August 2, 2018

This is the time to organize your planning committee and delegate responsibilities. Planning early prevents last-minute rush jobs and increases community involvement. Don’t forget to download this Block Party packet for party ideas and an NNO Evaluation form.

Here are a few suggestions on what should be discussed during planning week:

  1. How many people should we plan for? Who will get food, drinks, utensils, etc.?
  2. What kinds of activities will encourage conversation and people getting to know one another?
  3. What should we do for kids?  Games, face painting, piñata, recognition awards for good things they’ve done, coloring center, etc?
  4. Should we have music?  What kind and who will arrange for it?
  5. Do we want to close the street? If so, who will complete and submit the Special Event Permit Application (Block Party Permit) by the September 17, 2018, deadline?
  6. Should we make an invitation flyer? Who will do it?  Who will get the flyers to the neighbors?
  7. Do we need the flyer in more than one language?  Which language(s) and who will do that?
  8. How can we grow our party? (invite new streets to participate and/or encourage surrounding neighborhoods to host their own NNO party)
  9. What will we do if it rains?
  10. What activities will we have to teach our neighbors about spotting suspicious activity, how and when to report it and other crime prevention tips.

Earn one (1) entry into the grand-prize drawing when you submit photos of your planning week activities. Submissions must be mailed to 1250 W. South Street, Orlando, FL 32805 or emailed to georgeanna.butler@cityoforlando.net by August 14, 2018.

National Night Out Main Event Day

October 2, 2018

Register to host a block party. If you are closing your street down, please remember to submit Special Event Permit.

For more information email OPDNeighborhoodWatch@cityoforlando.net or call 407.246.2369.

NNO Goes to Church

October 2, 2017

Register your church to host its own NNO Block Party.  NNO Goes to Church registrants will receive a Block Party Package that includes:

  • NNO Banner
  • Water
  • Coloring Books
  • NNO T-shirts
  • And a host of other materials to help make your party a success

NNO Goes To Church is an opportunity for area churches to work hand in hand with law enforcement in the prevention of crime while at the same time connecting with its surrounding community. Each registered church will host its very own NNO Block Party on the church grounds and will have visits from OPD, OFD and City Commissioners.

A special thank you to Past National Night Out Goes To Church Participants

  1. Washington Shores Church of Christ
  2. Audubon Park Covenant Church
  3. Reeves Memorial United Methodist Church
  4. Agape Perfecting Praise
  5. Church of Freewill Deliverance Praise Outreach
  6. Greater Refuge Memorial
  7. Livingston Street Church of God
  8. Sinai Seventh Day
  9. John Baptist Church
  10. John Missionary Baptist Church
  11. El Bethel Temple
  12. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church

For more information or help in planning your block party for the 35th annual National Night Out on October 2, 2018, contact your Neighborhood Watch Specialist:

Georgeanna Butler
Commissioner Districts 2 & 3

Lauri Brooks
Commissioner Districts 1 &4

Karl Anderson
Commissioner District 5 & 6

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