WEST HOLLYWOOD—West Hollywood residents are expected to venture about the city on Tuesday, August 2, to celebrate  in a show of unity against crime.

West Hollywood will host National Night Out 2016 – where attendance is free and approximately 2,000 residents will indulge in block parties, live entertainment and dancing.

National Night Out is a national campaign for all age groups that invites citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 15,000 communities across the country to celebrate.

Attendees have the opportunity to meet the West Hollywood public safety personnel who work year-round to keep the city safe including, the local Sheriff’s Station, the two Los Angeles County Fire stations and West Hollywood City Hall.

“Each year, I look forward to National Night Out. At block parties across West Hollywood, residents and surrounding businesses come together to celebrate their neighborhoods and to send a strong message that neighbors look out for one another,” said West Hollywood Mayor, Lauren Meister, in a press release.

National Night Out is scheduled to run a number of events – including, a free screening of the popular film “Inside Out” at 8 p.m. in Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. The event will be hosted by the city of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division. Those in attendance are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

The event will render several street closures between the hours of 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Tuesday and include the following locations:

  • The cul-de-sac at Sherbourne Drive and Ashcroft Avenue, with closures at San Vicente Boulevard and Ashcroft Avenue, and Ashcroft Avenue at Sherbourne Drive.
  • Orange Grove Avenue from 1130 Orange Grove Avenue to 1200 Orange Grove Avenue.
  • Westmount Drive from Sherwood Drive up to and including the driveway of 821 Westmount Drive.
  • Kings Road from 1124 Kings Road to 1209 Kings Road.
  • Harratt Street between Palm Avenue and Larrabee Street.

Participants in the annaul West Hollywood’s National Night Out 2016 event include: The West Hollywood City Council, Neighborhood Watch groups, the Fountain Day School, the West Hollywood Gateway, the City’s Public Safety Commission and the City’s Russian Advisory Board.

For more information, call Bonnie Smith in the City’s Public Safety Department at (323) 848-6371 or e-mail her at bsmith@weho.org. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.