By Joe Veyera
The streets of Ballard will play host to several community gatherings on Tuesday evening, as part of the 30th Annual National Night Out against crime.
According to the official map of Night Out events registered with the Seattle Police Department (SPD), there are approximately 10 Night Out celebrations set to take place in and around Ballard. To take a look at the map of registered events around Seattle, and find the one nearest you, click here.
Each neighborhood block party promises to offer something a little different. The event hosted by Solo Lofts on Northwest 57th Street will feature games including hopscotch, giant Jenga, chess, and beanbag toss, along with a miniature street fair, while the gathering at Northwest 70th Street will have live music from Ming-Bob’s Tune Wranglers, dancing, and face painting.
Sustainable Ballard will be visiting block parties around the neighborhood, giving “pop quizzes” about RainWise and giving demonstrations with its hands-on mini rain garden model built into a bike trailer. Everyone who takes the quiz will receive a free “Rain Pop” or “Mud Pop” from Pop Up, a new local business serving artisan fruit pops, ice cream sandwiches, and gelato from their bike trailer.
Each registered party is shared with SPD precincts, along with the Seattle Fire Department. If time permits, personnel that work in the area will attempt to visit neighborhood parties.
(No, we won’t be delivering pizzas at #SeattleNightOut , but officers will be out visiting your registered parties!)
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) August 4, 2014
According to the SPD, National Night Out is “designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.”
For more information on National Night Out, click here.