National Night Out (NNO) can be an incredible opportunity to get out of the house in a casual setting and meet the folks you share a block with. Neighbors coming out of their doors to build relationships with one another is the surest way to build stronger communities.
The FNA has intentionally decided not to host its own official gathering in an effort to direct all residents to build relationships with those on their own block.(This is part of our “Build Strong Communities Effort) By FNA hosting it’s own large event, this would draw people away from their own local level block party. Instead the FNA staff, connectors, and board members will be out visiting all of you where you are at on your own blocks! Look for them in their green FNA shirts! They will be passing out Resource bags to folks who need/want them, along with large yellow trash bags to help keep the streets clean after the party is over!
Did you forget to register with the city to block off your street? No worries, you can still register with the FNA and host in your yard! The FNA gives you a FREE $50 to help with the cost of hosting a party. You can Register Here!
Are you need in Invitations for your Block Party to deliver to every house on your street? Email the FNA at firstname.lastname@example.org and we have some ready for you! All you have to do is schedule a pick up!
Below are some great ideas for hosting your event on Tuesday! These have all been done at different parties and turned out great!
Ice Cream Sunday’s – 4 gallons, toppings and utensils (non dairy option)
Taco Bar with all the fixings!
Hot Dog Bar with the fixings! Please be sure to purchase all beef hot dogs for neighbors who don’t eat pork.
Baked Potato bar with all the fixings!
“Make your own” food stations with lots of options allows for serving folks with a variety of dietary needs possible and inclusive. It is an intentional choice to make sure everyone can participate and eat.
Basic Event Ideas:
Trash cans with caution tape to block off street – keep your car safe
Pull a recycle bin out to encourage recycling
Use a Bluetooth speaker to fill the block with music
Provide a sign in sheet so neighbors can stay connected after the event is over.
Don’t forget to take pictures #FNANNO2019
Remember to please make a commitment to leave your block cleaner than when you started! Help us protect our kids from harmful trash and protect the Mississippi water from liter! Let’s model behavior of caring and loving the earth, each other, and the community by taking care of it.