Host your very own National Night Out!
What is National Night Out?
National Night Out (NNO) is a community event, celebrated in the U.S. and Canada,
that focuses on crime prevention and is held the first Tuesday of August every year.
This year NNO falls on August 2.
Who can host a National Night Out party?
You can! We encourage you to utilize this event as a way to bring your neighbors together
and have fun! Consider hosting a simple barbecue, potluck or ice cream party with your
Last year, one Riverside neighbor, Jill hosted a block party and it was so successful we are
encouraging other neighbors to host their own event. It's a great way to meet your neighbors!
Jill made a flyer and invited her surrounding neighbors. Two weeks in advance she contacted the
Office of Neighborhoods and arranged for the police
to visit her event. Eight officers from the North Precinct came. Neighbors appreciated her
organizing the event and helped by bringing food.
Click here to view a PDF,
created by Jill, that outlines key points from her block party and shares ideas on how you
can easily host a block party of your own and creative ways to incorporate a food drive or games.
If you hold your own NNO we'd love to hear about it. Share your photos, experience, what you
found successful and what you didn't find successful by emailing us at
or share on our Facebook page.
Become a Volunteer!
The Riverside neighborhood needs your energy and enthusiasm!
Council of Neighborhoods Representative
We have an opening for (1) representative. This is perfect for someone who wants to get involved and find out first
hand what’s going on in our city. Representatives attend Council of Neighborhood meetings and report back to RNA and
members on current events. The Council of Neighborhood meetings start at 4pm on the fourth Monday of each month except
for August and December.
Riverside's Garage Sale Event
Saturday, July 9
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