Communities across the country and the DMV are celebrating National Night Out Tuesday, an event that promotes police-community collaboration and community camaraderie. The event takes place annually on the first Tuesday in August.
The goal of National Night Out is to improve the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement to make neighborhoods safer. The event aims to raise awareness of crime and drug prevention, enhance the neighborhood atmosphere and generate greater support for local anti-crime programs.
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Each year, the Metropolitan Police Department joins thousands of DC residents, DC government and nonprofit organizations, and other community leaders to celebrate National Night Out.
Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, sporting events, and cookouts. There you will find safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits by rescuers and various exhibitions.
Here are the locations for this year’s National Night Out:
1100 East Capitol Street, NE
Guy Mason Recreation Center
3600 Calvert Street, NW
Kennedy Recreation Center
1401 7th Street, NW
Emery Heights Community Center
5701 Georgia Avenue, NW
Joseph Cole . Recreation Center
1299 Neal Street, NE
JC Nalle Elementary School (field)
219 50th Street, SE
TheARC (parking lot)
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Find more information here.