It's time to come out of the house and meet the neighbors during National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 1.Several neighborhood associations throughout Portland are planning festivities, from parades to ice cream socials, in order to meet their neighbors. The theory behind the "night out": Neighbors who know each other have safer neighborhoods.Neighbors' Night Out at Fernhill Park will begin with a community parade starting at 6 p.m. from Faubion Elementary School, 3039 N.E. Portland Blvd.Everyone is welcome to be in the parade and a special decoration station for bikes, strollers and other entries will open at 5 p.m. at Faubion. The parade will travel from Faubion to Fernhill Park where the festivities will continue.Entertainment at Fernhill Park begins at 6:30 pm when Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein takes the stage and displays his special mix of cowboy tricks, unicycling, juggling and more. At 7:30 p.m., local musicians Sneakin' Out will unleash their "post-apocalyptic electro-acoustic throw-down."Throughout the evening, activities for kids and adults -- including henna tattoos and balloon art -- are planned, as well as food and special giveaways from local businesses.All entertainment and activities are free and open to the public.Neighbors' Night Out at Fernhill Park is organized by the Concordia Neighborhood Association. For more information, contact board members Katie Ugolini, 503-296-7839, or Anne Rothert, 503-493-1938.Other Night Out celebrations are as follows:• 5 p.m.: CTLH National Night Out Picnic, Willamette Park, corner of Southwest Macadam Avenue and Nebraska Street, south end of park;• 6 p.m.: Arnold Creek National Night Out Picnic, Jackson Baptist Church, 10558 S.W. 35th Ave.;• 6 p.m.: Ashcreek/Crestwood National Night Potluck, Dickinson Park, Southwest 55th Avenue south of Taylor's Ferry Road;• 6 p.m.: Bridlemile National Night Out Picnic, Hamilton Park, parking along Southeast 47th Avenue, above the playground;• 6 pm.: Argay National Night Out Picnic, Argay Park, corner of Northeast 141st Avenue and Shaver/Failing streets;• 6 p.m.: Parkrose Heights National Night Out Celebration, Knott Park, corner of Northeast 112th Avenue and Sacramento Street;• 6 p.m. Glenfair Neighborhood Association National Night Out, Glenfair Park, corner of Northeast 154th Avenue and Couch Court (behind the school);• 6 p.m.:. Woodland Park National Night Out, corner of Northeast 101st Avenue and Bell at the Y;• 6 p.m.: Sumner National Night Out BBQ & Potluck, Helensview High School parking lot, 8678 N.E. Sumner St.;• 6 p.m.: Concordia Neighbors Night Out, corner of Northeast 42nd Avenue and Prescott Street;• 6:30 p.m.: Lents Neighborhood Association ice cream social, Lents Park, corner of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard;• 7 p.m.: Homestead National Night Out Party, upper Abigail Duniway Park, corner of Southwest Sixth Avenue and Sheridan Street, in the Lilac Garden;• 7 p.m. Concordia General Meeting, Kennedy School, 5835 N.E. 33rd Ave.