Come Out in a Show of Solidarity Against Crime During NNO TONIGHT 8/1/06
- Police and residents in all seven police districts will be holding
block parties, neighborhood walks, community vigils, cookouts,
softball games and other crime prevention events -- all designed to
show the community's solidarity against crime and their commitment
to work together for safer neighborhoods, especially during the
District's current "crime emergency."
The following National Night Out activities are scheduled to take
place in the Fifth District.
5-8 pm Harry Thomas Rec. Center
1801 Lincoln Rd., NE
Community Rally/Community Candle Light Walk
5-8 pm Turkey Thicket Rec. Ctr.
1100 Michigan Ave., NE NNO Kickoff Event
Community Awareness Rally
6-8 pm Hechinger Mall
900 Maryland Ave., NE
5-8 pm Brentwood Rec. Center
1400 block of Downing St., NE
Community Awareness Rally -- Face painting, music, refreshments...
Lots of fun!!!
Residents who are unable to participate in organized National Night
Out activities are still encouraged to turn on exterior lights and
spend some time outside on the evening of August 1, as a show of
solidarity against crime and in support of neighborhood safety.
While it is formally celebrated each year on the first Tuesday in
August, National Night Out is actually a year-long community
building campaign designed to achieve four goals: 1) heighten
citizen awareness of crime and drug prevention; 2) generate support
for, and participation in, local anti-crime and community policing
programs; 3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community
partnerships; and 4) send a message to criminals that neighborhoods
are organized and fighting back. National Night Out is sponsored
nationally by the National Association of Town Watch.
DC's celebration of National Night Out will begin at 5 pm on August
1, with a citywide kickoff ceremony at the Turkey Thicket Recreation
Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE. Mayor Williams and Chief Ramsey
will be joined by leaders from the community, the MPDC and other
government agencies. The kickoff event will be followed by dozens of
neighborhood crime prevention events in all seven police districts.
A list of National Night Out activities across the District can be
found on the Police Department's website, www.mpdc.dc.gov/nno.
Residents may also call the MPDC's Community Outreach Section at
(202) 727-0783 for information about activities in their
Tell a community friend, and bring your neighbors, See You There
Community Outreach Office
Fayette Vaughn-Lee, (202) 497-0814