National Night Out Block Parties

National Night Out!

Get to know your neighbors and foster a sense of community on a hyperlocal basis- host a block party! Typically, these are street parties at which all of the neighbors are invited to enjoy food, conversation, music and activities together. Sometimes it is just an opportunity for neighbors to take time out of their busy lives to get to know each other. Block Parties may also have a more structured purpose. For example, the first Tuesday of every August when dozens of Block Parties are held as part the Crime Prevention program, National Night Out.

For additional information go to the North Portland Neighborhood Services Website: http://npnscommunity.org/.

Micro grants for your National Night Out Party are available! 

To apply for a $50 micro grant for a block party held in the Portsmouth neighborhood of Portland during the week of National Night Out, July 28-August 6, 2017 click here. 

It's intended to support neighbors coming together and building community in Portsmouth.

Eligible applications that meet the criteria will be funded in the order received.

There are currently funds for 4 micro grants. For more information, email mary.wheeler@gmail.com

To apply for a Portsmouth Neighborhood Association Micro grant click here.