WeHo to celebrate National Night Out with events Aug. 1

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Wave Staff Report 

WEST HOLLYWOOD — On Tuesday, Aug. 1, residents and community members throughout will gather on neighborhood streets in a show of unity against crime as the city of West Hollywood once again celebrates the annual National Night Out.

Block parties, barbecues, live entertainment, dancing, and more will take place throughout the evening. Attendance is free. 

There will be limited street closures during National Night Out, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. A list of events, times, and event locations is being regularly updated on the city of West Hollywood’s website at www.weho.org/nno.

This year marks the 40th Annual National Night Out, which began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, law enforcement, community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie — and to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized against crime.

Celebrating National Night Out has been a tradition in West Hollywood since the city’s incorporation. Nationwide, more than 35 million people in neighborhoods across the country gather outdoors to celebrate their unity and their successes in the fight against crime. 

National Night Out 2023 participants include members of the West Hollywood City Council, Neighborhood Watch groups, the West Hollywood Gateway, and the city of West Hollywood’s Public Safety Commission and Russian-Speaking Advisory Board. Events will be held in coordination with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and the City of West Hollywood.

For more information, please contact Jessica Anukam, city of West Hollywood public safety specialist, at (323) 848-6436 or at janukam@weho.org For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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