National Night Out 2014: Community spirit in the Twin Cities

Update: Scroll down to the Storify to see scenes from 2014's National Night Out.

It's that time of year again, National Night Out is back! Celebrated the first Tuesday of August, this year's NNO will mark 31 years of communities across the nation coming together with “lights on, dusk to dawn,” to get to know neighbors, reflect on community happenings, and sip root beer floats while planning ways to promote safer neighborhoods.

In 2013, as in previous years, Minneapolis ranked #1 for National Night Out celebrations among cities with a population size of 300,000 or more, according to the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). Saint Paul also made a strong showing last year, ranking #3 out of 142 cities with a population size between 100,000 – 299,000.

For more on National Night Out, see the related links below

List of registered NNO events in Saint Paul

List of registered NNO events in Minneapolis

NATW website for nation-wide NNO information

National Night Out is Tuesday, August 5!

Will you be participating in National Night Out this year? Do you attend National Night Out in your neighborhood or do you join gatherings outside of your community? Let us know if and how you celebrate NNO in the comment section below.

To add scenes from your community to the Storify below, use the hashtag #NNO14 and check back to see your photo or post added to the National Night Out in the Twin Cities 2014 highlights reel! [If you don't see the Storify photos and comments below, please refresh your browser window.]

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    (paigeelliott [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net) Paige Elliott was born and raised in south Minneapolis. She currently works as an Editoral Assistant with the Daily Planet, with emphasis on visual storytelling.