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National Night Out: Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to frequently asked questions about National Night Out.

National Night Out takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Join your neighbors, APD officers, and City officials to help make your block safer.

How do I register my National Night Out event with the City?

Use our online registration form:

Alternatively, you can call your Albuquerque Police Department Area Command to register your event.

If I register with the National site, is that the same thing as registering with the City?

The National Association of Town Watch, the national organization that coordinates National Night Out, does not share their event listings with local police departments. If you want to have an APD officer and/or any other City Official visit with your neighbors you need to register your event through the City's registration process.

Will city officials visit my block party?

We provide the list of participating blocks and neighborhoods to City of Albuquerque officials, Area Commands, and crime prevention personnel so they can attend as many events as possible.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that someone will be able to attend your event as there typically more than 100 events around Albuquerque.

What kinds of permits might I need for my event?

  • If you are holding your event in a neighborhood street you'll need to fill out a Block Party Permit Application or contact 924-3673 or [email protected].
  • If you are holding your event in a public park, you'll need to fill out a park use agreement or contact [email protected].
  • If you have food for sale you might need a temporary food permit. Call the Environmental Health Department (505) 768-2738 to find out. They can also offer you guidance to make sure your event is successful. Additionally, they have a list of available food trucks if you are interested in inviting a food truck to your event.
  • Any sort of amplified sound will need a noise permit. Call the Environmental Health Department: (505) 768-2632.

What types of activities should I have at my block party?

Consider any of the following activities for your National Night Out event:

  • Ice Cream Social
  • BBQ
  • Potluck
  • Collections for a Food Bank
  • Sidewalk Chalk-Art Contest
  • Three-legged Races
  • Horseshoes
  • Beanbag Toss
  • Water Balloon Toss
  • Face Painting
  • Music/Live Entertainment
  • Raffles
  • Piñatas
  • Outside Movie
  • Cook-off

What promotional materials are available?

To help advertise your event, download our flyer.