National Night Out events taking place across DMV to promote crime prevention

Communities across the country and the DMV will be celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, an event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The event takes place annually on the first Tuesday in August.

The goal of National Night Out is to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement to make neighborhoods safer. The event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit 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 agencies, and other community leaders to celebrate National Night Out.

Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, athletic events and cookouts. There, you’ll find safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, and various exhibits.

Here are the locations for this year's National Night Out:

First District

Lincoln Park
1100 East Capitol Street, NE
5pm-8pm

Second District

Guy Mason Recreation Center
3600 Calvert Street, NW
5pm-8pm

Third District

Kennedy Recreation Center
1401 7th Street, NW
5pm-8pm

Fourth District

Emery Heights Community Center
5701 Georgia Avenue, NW
4pm-8pm

Fifth District

Joseph Cole Recreation Center
1299 Neal Street, NE
4pm-9pm

Sixth District

JC Nalle Elementary School (field)
219 50th Street, SE
2pm-6pm

Seventh District

TheARC (parking lot)
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
4pm-7pm

Find more information here