On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, West Hollywood neighbors joined West Hollywood City Council members, Neighborhood Watch groups, the West Hollywood Gateway, and the City of West Hollywood’s Public Safety Commission and Russian-Speaking Advisory Board for an evening of food, games, raffles and fellowship during the 2022 National Night Out block parties. Events were held in coordination with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and the City of West Hollywood.
Photos by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES (click to enlarge).
The 39th National Night Out in the City of West Hollywood hosted seven block parties that stretched from eastside to westside neighborhoods. There was also a movie at Plummer Park showing the Minions Movie for children to enjoy. Attendance was free for all events.
The event was an opportunity to engage the local business and non-profit organizations with opportunities to bring information booths to the events. Local businesses also donated gift items for raffles.
The gatherings were also a chance for local politicians vying for a city council seat in the November race. Potential candidates came out to shake hands with residents, gather signatures and take photos.
Neighborhood Block parties for 2022 National Night Out included:
- West Hollywood Gateway Block Party 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM 7100 Santa Monica Blvd, (Center court; Ground level)
- North Harper/Sweetzer Potluck barbecue 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM North Harper Ave. (North of Santa Monica Blvd at 1114/1115 North Harper Ave)
- WeHo West Resident Association Block Party 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sherbourne Dr. Cul-de-sac at Ashcroft Ave and SanVicente Blvd
- WeHo East “New Orleans Swing” 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM 1114 N. Poinsettia Drive to 1142 N. Poinsettia Drive
- Ogden/Orange Grove Owls Barbecue 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 1100 N Ogden Drive – Intersection SMB and N Ogden
- WeHo Heights Neighborhood Association “Mexican Fiesta Night” 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Horn Plaza – 1230 Horn Avenue
- Russian Advisory Board Block Party 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Plummer Park – Fuller Lawn
West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister was escorted by Captain Bill Moulder to all seven events. She was joined by Mayor Pro Tem Sepi Shine, and council members Lindsey Horvath and John Erickson who each took turns welcoming community to the various gatherings.
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The City of West Hollywood celebrated the 2022 National Night Out, after cancelling the event during the COVID-19 pandemic and a limited run last year. There are usually six to ten separate events throughout the city, however, because of concerns over the surges in COVID-19 cases, there were only three-in person events in 2021. One event was virtual for those who wished to stay home.
Annual National Night Out began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, law enforcement, community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie – and to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized against crime.
Nationwide, more than 35 million people in neighborhoods across the country gather outdoors to celebrate their unity and their successes in the fight against crime. Celebrating National Night Out has been a tradition in West Hollywood since the City’s incorporation.