Night to Unite

August 3, 2021 - Successful Celebration!Night to Unite 2019

Thank you to all who helped make the 2021 Night to Unite celebration a success in Elk River!

In addition to Police, Fire and city leaders and elected officials making stops at 45 neighborhood parties in 2021, 1,292 pounds of food was collected and $642 in cash donations to CAER!

Night to Unite is a nationwide, annual event that offers residents a unique opportunity to get to know their neighbors, chat with local law enforcement officials, and ultimately build a safer community. 

For more than 20 years, Elk River neighborhoods have organized Night to Unite block-parties, and in 2019 (in 2020 ERPD chose not to participate in NTU for pandemic safety reasons) 56 gatherings were held citywide.

From a backyard barbecue to a pool party, each neighborhood can decide how they want to celebrate the event. Some neighborhoods have potlucks, pizza parties or ice cream socials, while others choose to simply sit on the lawn and visit with one another.