National Night Out is coming up on the first Tuesday in August. It is a great way to get together with neighbors! This year, the organization that heads up NNO (i didn't even know there was one), is in the headlines with some controversy. Apparently the president of the charitable organization, National Association of Town Watch, is taking a salary that is 33% of the organizations budget.
I'm not sure why that should matter about where or when neighbors get together for a block party. Our block is quite active and we get together 4 or 5 times each year anyway. We would participate in NNO regardless of who is running the organization, or what the day is called.
This year, we'll meet in the street, with tables and chairs and grills in tow. We'll have a pot-luck and lots of activities for the kids, and some great conversation.