Plan your annual neighborhood gathering on August 2, 2022. Sizes may vary from just a few neighbors to events with 100 people or more. Street closures require a permit.
Help strengthen our community by organizing your neighborhood’s National Night Out event Tuesday, August 2.
Each August, Berkeley neighbors come together for an evening of block parties, cookouts, and ice cream socials. Organize or attend an event, gather and get to know one another.
Staff from Police, Fire, and other departments visit events throughout the city to say hello, as well as Berkeley's elected officials.
Register your event by July 30
To host a National Night Out party in your neighborhood, register your event online. All registered events will be listed on an interactive map, which all community members can use to find a gathering near you.
Plan your gathering for anytime between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm on Tuesday, August 2. No event is too small. Event sizes may range from just a few neighbors to 100 people or more. Gather for a potluck, cookout, or just a meet and greet.
Block party permits required for street closures
If you want to close your street for a National Night Out gathering, you'll need to get a block party permit from the City's Transportation Division. There is no fee for National Night Out block parties. The deadline for submitting Block Party permit applications for National Night Out is Wednesday, July 27.
About National Night Out
National Night Out is a nationwide effort to make communities safer by building and strengthening relationships among neighbors. Strong neighborhoods help us become more resilient and improve our ability to recover after a disaster.
National Night Out gatherings are just one of many City efforts supporting our Strategic Plan goal to create a resilient, safe, connected, and prepared city. Other steps you can take to get prepared include:
- Sign up to receive AC Alert emergency notifications
- Sign up for local public safety alerts
- Create a household disaster plan
- Subscribe to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) email list to be notified of free disaster preparedness trainings
Berkeley's National Night Out program is organized by the Berkeley Police Department Community Services Bureau.
Join or create an event to support a nationwide effort to strengthen relationships with neighbors make communities safer.