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Night to Unite 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Thank you for contributing time and energy to help organize a Night to Unite event in your neighborhood. Provided below are a few suggestions and resources for ensuring a successful celebration.   

Register your event

The Sheriff's Office registers events that are held the communities of Arden Hills, Gem Lake, Little Canada, North Oaks, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Township.  By registering your event the Sheriff's Office will share information with the fire departments and city hall so that visits by deputies, firefighters, and public safety can be coordinated.  The Sheriff's Office also provides materials to registered events.  Register your event by Friday, July 14, 2017 to ensure deputy visits to your event. Register online or by fax/mail (pdf).

Organizing a party

A successful event depends on careful planning and providing enough notice to neighbors.  Talking with neighbors as early as possible is a great place to start.  See who is interested in helping plan the event. This will help shape what type of party would work best for neighborhood. 

Night to Unite Activity Ideas (PDF)

Night to Unite Party Planning Grid (PDF)

Neighborhood participation

Sending invitations to all neighbors is a great reminder about the upcoming event. 

Neighborhoods are also encouraged to invite another block to join your party, especially if that block is not planning a Night to Unite celebration or is not part of a Neighborhood Watch association. Several blocks may wish to combine their Night to Unite gatherings into a larger celebration.

Residents and businesses in Arden Hills, Gem Lake, Little Canada, North Oaks, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, and White Bear Township are encouraged to plan and hold a Night to Unite event in your neighborhood. For other communities within Ramsey County, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

Night to Unite Invitation Flyer (PDF)

Night to Unite Invite Flyer with School Supply Drive (PDF)

Traffic barricades

For safety reasons, traffic barricades are sometimes requested by neighborhoods to restrict vehicle traffic on a street where a Night to Unite party is taking place. Traffic barricades are approved and provided by local city public works departments.

More information

For more information, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 651-266-7339.