Neighborhood NNO Block Party

This annual National Night Out (NNO) event is America’s night to give crime and drugs a going away party. Join the Orlando Police Department (OPD) and host your own Neighborhood NNO block party on October 1, 2019. 

Register your party with OPD to receive a NNO Party Package and free street closure and blockades. Each Block Party: 

  • will be visited by their City Commissioner
  • will receive special visits from the officers who patrol their neighborhood
  • will be entered into a lottery to be visited by:
    • the Orlando Fire Departments (OFD)
    • OPD Motorcycles 
    • And the OPD Mounted Unit

The deadline to register your block party is September 20, 2019.

  1. Have fun!

  2. Meet your neighbors.

  3. Organize a Neighborhood Watch program on your street.

  4. Increase the sense of belonging in your neighborhood.

  5. Share crime prevention and safety information.

  6. Create a neighborhood email directory.

  7. Start a tradition.

  8. Connect with your neighborhood police officers and City Commissioner.

  9. Discover your neighborhood's hidden talents (like dancing or guitar playing).

  10. Make community connections.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 

NNO Goes To Church is an opportunity for area churches to work hand in hand with law enforcement in the prevention of crime while at the same time connecting with its surrounding community. 

Each registered church will host its own NNO block party on the church grounds and will have visits from OPD, OFD and City Commissioners. NNO Goes to Church registrants will receive a Block Party Package that includes: 

  • NNO Banner
  • Water
  • Coloring books
  • NNO T-shirts
  • And a host of other materials to help make your party a success

Simple Refreshments 

  • Bring your favorite snack
  • Coffee, tea and dessert
  • Cookie exchange
  • Fruit and cheese plates
  • Hot dogs and brats
  • Build your own ice cream sundaes
  • Lemonade and cookies
  • Mini-donut stand
  • Popcorn
  • Potluck
  • Pretzels and pop
  • Root beer floats
  • Watermelon

Contribute to Your Community

  • Beautify a common area
  • Collect for a food shelter
  • Nominate a block club or individual for a crime prevention award
  • Plan a fall clean-up or bulb planting
  • Community impact statements or petitions
  • Presentation by an arborist
  • Sign all ages up for library cards
  • Use email to communicate more with your block club
  • Voter registration drive
  • Cover graffiti

 Group Conversations and Mixers

  • Neighborhood of the Year Award
  • Block email list
  • Block history stories
  • Find block volunteers
  • Have an ice breaker
  • Interview politicians running for office
  • Neighborhood trivia game with prizes
  • Photos from past block parties
  • Share ideas and accomplishments
  • Skills swap
  • Talk about crime concerns
  • Update block list for people and pets
  • Update block contact list
  • Welcome new residents

All-Ages Activities

  • Book exchange
  • Book swap
  • Build a milk carton boat
  • Cake walk
  • Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc.
  • Dance
  • Lawn mower beauty contest with parade
  • Ring toss contest
  • Live music
  • Movies
  • Organize a book club
  • Paint an OLD
  • Parade
  • Plant exchange
  • Prizes
  • Races: minnow, cotton ball on a spoon
  • Recognize kids' accomplishments
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Sing-along/Karaoke
  • Sports
  • Storytelling
  • Talent Show
  • Tour of the gardens on the block
  • Water balloon fights

Activities for Youth

  • Bicycle parade or rodeo
  • Chalk art
  • Coloring or maze sheet
  • Dime/Penny guess
  • Duck pond
  • Face painting
  • Games
  • Kiddie jump (moon walk)
  • Create a banner or mural
  • Piñata
  • Riding bikes
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Skits
  • Talent show

Enter the NNO Theme Contest for a chance to have the NNO Caravan visit your party. The NNO Caravan will include Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando Police Chief, Orlando Fire Department Chief, McGruff the Crime Dog and Nat the NNO Knight. You do not have to enter the Theme Contest to have a successful NNO Block Party. 

The deadline is August 16, 2019.

Other Party Details: 

  • NNO Newbie Party Package – this special bonus package will be given to all first time NNO participants. Your newbie party package will contain cups, plates, plastic utensils, napkins, a plastic table cloth and garbage bags. 

  • Early Registration – You may complete your registration here or call the Neighborhood Watch Unit at 407.246.2369, and a registration packet will be mailed to you. Submit your registration form by September 6, 2019 and receive an entry into the grand prize drawing.

  • National Night Out Block Party Package – NNO banner, NNO balloons, NNO T-shirts and other party supplies will be given to each registered NNO party. 

  • All parties registered by September 20, 2019 are guaranteed to receive a Party Package. Registrations received after this date will be issued a Party Package on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. 

  • Party Package Pick Up - pick up your NNO Party Package from the Orlando Police Headquarters (1250 West South Street) using the following pick up schedule: 

Date Pickup Time
September 15    1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 
September 16    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
September 17    2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
September 18    10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

 
When picking up your Party Package, please call 407.246.2369 when you are 5 minutes away and a staff member will meet you at your car with your Party Package. This will help cut down your wait time.

Take photographs of your neighborhood National Night Out party on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 then email your best shots to karl.anderson@orlando.gov by October 11, 2019. Each photo must feature the NNO logo and one of the following:

  • law enforcement representative or apparatus
  • Orlando Fire Department firefighter or vehicle

When submitting your photo:

  • Photos must be .jpg attachments 
  • Photographer's last name must be included in the file names
  • Name and contact information must be included in the body of the email, along with information about each photo (i.e. Summer Storm neighborhood, John Smith in his National Night Out cape)
  • Photos will be judged on theme, creativity and neighborhood involvement

One winner will be chosen and receive a prize. Don't forget to share your NNO photos with the hashtag #OrlandoNNO on social media.

By submitting your photos, you grant the right to the City of Orlando and the Orlando Police Department to full use of the photograph which depicts the faces of adults and children at a public event.