Wednesday, July 29, 2009

National Night Out

Get ready for the Cascade Block Party! Celebrate National Night Out with Cascade People’s Center on Tuesday, August 4th from 4 - 8 pm. This fun family event will feature games, bouncy castle, barbecue, live music by THE HOOT HOOTS and POETIC GROOVE and more–and it’s absolutely free!

A great public safety event...
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; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.


The Cascade Block Party is an annual event promoting safety and crime prevention. Simply put, it's an opportunity for neighbors to get to know each other. It is connected with the National Night Out (sometimes known as Neighbor Night Out) every year.

This is the 9th Annual Cascade Block Party. It is held in Cascade Park, next door to the Cascade People's Center and the P-Patch. The address is 333 Pontius Ave. N, between Harrison & Thomas.

Cascade People's Center has always taken a lead role in coordinating the Cascade Block Party. Every year, the Center organizes bands, food, family entertainment, and community tables. The City of Seattle Parks and Recreation Department supplies chairs, tables, tents, bbqs, and other equipment. The Center is responsible for all other items & expenses and rely on in-kind donors and sponsors to help make the event possible.

The event itself is a celebration with two bands, free bbq, children's activities (including a bouncy castle!), and tables set up for neighborhood organizations and service providers to share information about what they do. The Seattle Police Dept and Emergency Planning Dept also attend to share information about neighborhood safety & crime prevention.

If you are interested in Sponsorship or Volunteer opportunities, please contact:

Melissa Jonas Community Outreach/Fund Development Cascade People's Center

206-587-0320(Center) / 206-779-2736(cell) /

If you can't participate in the SLU event - it's not too late to find out if one of the 15,000 community events is happening near you or to organize your own event with the help of a few neighbors.

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