Kids don plastic red firefighter helmets during National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. Photo: City of Berkeley
Community members all over Berkeley came together Tuesday to celebrate the annual National Night Out event. They danced, held potlucks, and had a chance to connect with police and firefighters as well as city staff and local officials across about 80 different block parties. The event is designed to help neighbors connect with each other in the interest of safety and build stronger ties with a range of city services, too. The photo gallery below captures some of the highlights from this year’s event.
Have more photos? Share them in the comments. Scroll down for a map of all the block parties registered this year, and learn how to sign up next year.
Lots of dancing at the Stop the Violence National Night Out block party in South Berkeley. Photo: Lo Grayson Celebrating National Night Out in Jell-O. Photo: City of Berkeley
The Halcyon Neighborhood Association’s Ice Cream Social for National Night Out at Halcyon Commons. Councilwoman Lori Droste (top left, center) was in attendance. Photos: Nancy Carleton This year was the ninth annual Stop the Violence National Night Out block party in South Berkeley. Photo: Lo Grayson BPD, including Chief Michael Meehan, right, with neighbors outside the Covenant Worship Center on National Night Out. Photo: Chief Mike Meehan BPD officers Edwards and Breaux in the 1000 block of Shattuck Avenue. Photo: Colleen Neff Lo Grayson, in a Young Lives Matter shirt, with Todd Walker at the Stop the Violence block party. Photo: Lo Grayson “Building community lays the foundation for our city. Wonderful to see so many gatherings.” Photo: City of Berkeley “Strong neighborhoods create safety, help us recover from disasters and build community.” Photo: City of Berkeley Kids from the 1200 block of Oregon Street with police Capt. Andy Greenwood (left) and firefighters (right). Photos: Amy Magill Rocha “Having a great time with awesome kids and terrific families at National Night Out in Berkeley.” Photo: Chief Meehan National Night Out on Parker Street on the steps of the Berkeley Adventist Church. Photo: Angel Rivero BPD Capt. Andy Greenwood, who’s lived in Berkeley all his life, chats with neighborhood kids. Photo: City of Berkeley “Berkeley kids LOVE playing in police cars during National Night Out.” Photo: Chief Mike Meehan BPD Chief Michael Meehan plays ball with the kids during National Night Out. Photo: Chief Mike Meehan BPD Chief Michael Meehan plays ball with the kids during National Night Out. Photo: Chief Mike Meehan The California Highway Patrol on McGee Avenue on National Night Out. Photo: Oakland CHP Councilman Darryl Moore with BFD and BPD, National Night Out. Photo: Darryl Moore
Police and firefighters get to know neighborhood kids during National Night Out. Photo: BPD and COB Kids bike around the block during National Night Out. Photo: City of Berkeley “Perfect ending to a great night: watching all the kids ask Capt Andy Greenwood to walk them home.” Photo: City of Berkeley
Who celebrated National Night Out in Berkeley this year? There were about 80 parties all over town.
Ben Gould made this handy map based on the list of events released by the city. Find out how to participate next year.
See more National Night Out coverage on Berkeleyside.
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