Block parties galore to fill Ballard’s streets tonight

Tonight is the annual Seattle Night Out, which means neighborhood streets all over the city will be closed off for block parties. Ballard is one of the busiest neighborhoods for block parties – we counted over 30 happening in our area.

There will likely be more parties than are listed on this map, so take care when you’re driving around the neighborhood tonight. Most parties will get started around 6pm, and will wrap up when it gets dark.

To learn more about each block party, click on the map above.

If you get some good photos from your block party tonight, send them to tips@myballard.com. 


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Peak Seattle Stupidity
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Peak Seattle Stupidity

Our parks and public spaces are filled with camps of lunatic junkie criminals, but police promotes block watch nonsense like this instead of just clearing out the trash. It would be a funny example of PC insanity run amok if it didn’t threaten lives, property, and businesses.

Homeless On the Range
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Homeless On the Range

I think the goal of these events is to foster neighborhood unity – and through this, things like a neighborhood watch rotation. I’ve gotten to know my neighbors pretty well over the last year, and I can tell you we do look out for each other. It doesn’t do anything about the parks or public spaces, but it does foster a sense of pride in one’s direct ‘hood.

Peak Seattle Stupidity
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Peak Seattle Stupidity

“It doesn’t do anything about the parks or public spaces, but it does foster a sense of pride in one’s direct ‘hood.” Huh. Well enjoy the picnic I guess.

http://mynorthwest.com/1071489/market-street-threatens-pregnant-woman/

“I could hear him muttering something, and he was talking to me, so I pulled my headphones out,” she told KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson. Amanda couldn’t understand what he said at first, but then caught the word “baby.”

“He was like, ‘I’m gonna kill your baby, I’m gonna kill your baby,’” she said.

Shocked and terrified, Amanda hurried to work, where her manager comforted her as she cried. They both watched through the front window as the man passed by the business.”

Truth
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Truth

Harley Lever sensationally posting a sensationalist Dori Monson article from MNW? That’s so meta!

elenchos
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elenchos

Hey, genius. Night Out was begun 34 years ago. In Philadelphia. It spread across the country, becoming popular in cities and towns of every kind. Eventually, it reached Seattle. Next you’ll be attacking Seattle for barbecuing the 4th of July.

Crawl back into your hole.

Pork Pie
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Pork Pie

I’ve seen signs around for an event at NW 63rd Street / 26th Ave NW but it’s not showing up on this map. Anyone have the official word on this?