National Night Out is a nationwide event established in 1984 to generate the participation in local anti-crime programs. In 2017, ordinance 70609 moved the National Night Out Date in the City of St. Louis to the first Tuesday in October from the traditional first Tuesday in August.
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
The City of St. Louis, as of now, is planning to have our annual NNO celebrations on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. However, we want our residents to attend safe and fun parties as we continue to build our communities through partnership with our friends in law enforcement. The Dept. of Health and NST are hosting Pre-NNO vaccination clinics so that people can still have their parties and be safe.
- Date: August 14, 2021
Time: 9am - 3pm
- Date: August 21, 2021 (Pop-Up City Hall Event)
Time: 10am - 2pm
O'Fallon Rec YMCA
- Date: September 11, 2021
Time: 9am -3pm
Marquette Recreation Center
- Date: September 18, 2021
Time: 9am -3pm
Gamble Recreation Center
- Date: September 25, 2021
Time: 9am - 3pm
12th & Park Recreation Center
To register, you will need the following information:
- Contact information
- Block number and street name. Ex: 1200 block of Market St (use the Address Locator to confirm information)
- NNO Party Location (required): Is the party location the same as the block(s) registering, a specific block, or a specific address?
- Street Closing Details
- Indicate if you are planning on closing a street at the party location
- Note: If party location is on a bus route, it cannot be closed
Use the Begin Online button below to sign your block up for National Night Out on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
What to Expect
The Neighborhood Stabilization Team will notify the Streets Department of all those registered for National Night Out.
The History of NATW and National Night Out
The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is a nonprofit, crime prevention organization which works in cooperation with thousands of crime watch groups and law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Since 1981, NATW has been dedicated to the development, growth and maintenance of organized crime and drug prevention programs nationwide. NATW's network has grown to include over 6,500 crime, drug and violence prevention organizations.
National Night Out, 'America's Night Out Against Crime,' was introduced by the Association in 1984. The program was the brainchild of NATW Executive Director Matt A. Peskin.
While the traditional 'lights on' and front porch vigils remain a part of NNO, activities have expanded considerably over the years to include block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from police, festivals, neighborhood walks, safety fairs, contests, rallies and meetings.
Neighborhood Stabilization Team
1520 Market Street
St. Louis, Mo 63103
8:00am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday