Nearly 2,000 West Hollywood residents are expected to celebrate in the streets in a show of unity against crime during the City of West Hollywood’s annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The City’s Neighborhood Watch Groups, in coordination with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles County Fire Department as well as City of West Hollywood officials and staff, will host evening events and social gatherings in neighborhoods throughout West Hollywood. Neighborhood events will include block parties, barbecues, live entertainment, movie night in the park and dancing.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the National Night Out, which began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, Sheriff’s/community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
National Night Out is the one night of the year when more than 35 million residents in neighborhoods throughout the country gather outside to celebrate their successes in the fight against crime. This year, National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. August 7th will be a night that citizens across America will send a powerful message about neighborhood unity, public safety awareness, and community partnerships with law enforcement. Celebrating National Night Out has been a tradition in West Hollywood since 1984, when the City incorporated.
Four Neighborhood Watch groups along with West Hollywood Gateway, the Russian Advisory Board and the West Hollywood Recreation Services Division, will be participating in National Night Out with a total of 7 separate events throughout the City.
There will be street closures during National Night Out; these will occur on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and include the following locations:
- The cul-de-sac at Sherbourne Drive and Ashcroft Avenue, with closures at San Vicente Boulevard and Ashcroft Avenue, and Ashcroft Avenue at Sherbourne Drive
- North Ogden Drive will be closed to through traffic beginning at 1120 N. Ogden Drive through 1155 N. Ogden.
For more information, please call Jasmine Duckworth, City of West Hollywood Community Affairs Coordinator, (323) 848-6559.