Maryland Heights Night Out - "Party in the Streets", Saturday, September 25
Save the Date: Maryland Heights Night Out
Saturday, September 25
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign celebrated by millions of neighbors across the entire country. Maryland Heights Night Out (MHNO) originally began on August 11, 1987 with a group of residents and members of the Neighborhood Watch Program who turned on their porch lights and sat outside for an hour from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. to show the unity in their programs and hopefully provide a citywide "crimefree" night. More than thirty years later, MHNO has evolved into a series of block parties that pop up throughout our neighborhoods and include visits from the police department, fire districts, and elected officials.
We are so excited to announce that MHNO is returning this year with the theme "Party in the Streets." We are hoping that many of you are ready to step outside and reconnect with your neighbors. In the past, neighborhoods all over Maryland Heights have come together with hot dog and chili cook-outs, potlucks and bonfires. Party in the streets with us by hosting your own MHNO celebration!
Within the last five years, several party hosts requested that MHNO be moved to the weekend to provide more time for socialization and eliminate the need for kids to get to bed early because of a school night. Several communities have moved their official "Night Out" date from August to later months due to extreme heat.
During 2020, the city was not able to organize block parties due to St. Louis County COVID-19 restrictions. Now in 2021, we are ready to resume all party planning activities!
Celebrate what it means to live in Maryland Heights by organizing your own block party. Through registration, you may request barricades to block off the street, visits from police (police K-9 visits are on a first come, first serve basis; which means that early registrations will be given priority in scheduling visits), fire districts, or elected officials. You may also request flyer invitations for you to pass out and giveaways for the kids at your block party. All party hosts will receive a party planning kit which include games, activities and recipe ideas.
New in 2021!
Our Parks and Recreation Department will be going mobile throughout the community. If you have been to any of our recreation events or programs at the Community Center, you know that our recreation staff sure can have a great time! We have also talked our Street Department from Public Works into bringing out some of the big trucks for kids to explore. After all how can you party in the street without being able to climb aboard a dump truck, fire truck or police car?
If you have not seen an invitation to a block party by September, it could mean that no one in your area is organizing one! Call Communications Manager, Trisha Hall at (314) 738-2497 to find out where your closest block party is or if you have any questions about MHNO. After COVID-19 took away our opportunities to celebrate in 2020, we are excited to coordinate this annual celebration with our residents.
If you are interested in hosting a block party for your neighborhood, please click the link below to register.
Click here to register for a Block Party