Tuesday Evening Brimming with Events During National Night Out

Category:  Community
Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Tuesday Evening Brimming with Events During National Night Out by Austin Mitchell
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Tuesday, Aug. 1

33 years ago on August 7, 1984, 2.5 million Americans across 400 communities in 23 states took part in National Night Out. Labeled as “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” the event is nationally sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. United Way of Erie County and National Night Out aims to empower local neighborhoods, heighten the awareness of crime prevention and reinforce the spirit of community. The introduction of National Night Out way back in 1984 began as an effort “to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.” 33 years later National Night Out now involves more than 38 million people and more than 16,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. Events, which will take place in the City of Erie and various sites located in Erie County on Tuesday, August 1, will include free food, music, games, along with the opportunity to interact with local police and fire departments. Representatives from Erie’s Public Schools (EPS) will also be available to answer questions that students or parents may have. With United Way of Erie backing it, the events seek to promote the spirit of community and encourage everyone to play a role in supporting the education of youth in our neighborhoods. - Austin Mitchell

Schedule of events (subject to change):

Academy Neighborhood Association
5:30-8:00 PM | Baker Field, East 32nd/33rd Streets between French and Holland Streets

Bayfront East Side Taskforce (BEST)/East Bayfront Neighborhood Watch
6:00-8:00 PM | Wallace Park (2nd and Wallace Street)

East Avenue/Hess Avenue Neighborhood Watch
5:30-8:30 PM | Perseus House School Parking Lot/St. Casimir's Church (600 block of Brandes Street between Atkins and Lynn Streets)

Eastside Eagles Neighborhood Watch
5:00-8:30 PM | Multi-Cultural Community Resource Center (554 East 10th Street)

NEW! Boys & Girls Club
5:00-8:00 PM | Edison Community School (1921 East Lake Road)

Glenwood United Methodist Church
6:00-9:00 PM | Glenwood United Methodist Church (2931 Myrtle Street)

Greene Township
6:00-8:30 PM | Greene Township Municipal Building (9333 Tate Road)

Gridley Park
6:00-9:00 PM | Gridley Park (6th and Liberty Streets)

Housing Authority of the City of Erie
5:00-8:00 PM | Erie Heights Housing Development (4030 Garden Avenue)

John F. Kennedy Center
5:00-8:00 PM | JFK Center (Building & Parking Lot, 2021 East 20th Street)

Millcreek Township
6:00-9:00 PM | Belle Valley Fire Department (1514 Norcross Road)

Robbins Blass Neighborhood Watch
5:00-8:00 PM | Elmwood Presbyterian Church (2816 Elmwood Avenue)

SafeNet
5:00-8:00 PM | SafeNet's Big Backyard Children's Garden (240 East 9th Street)

Sisters of St. Joseph (Eastside Office)
3:00-6:00 PM | McKinley Community School (933 E 22nd Street)

Sisters of St. Joseph (Westside Office)
4:30-7:00 PM | Ruby Schaaf Park (19th & Myrtle Streets)

SNOOPS Neighborhood Watch Group
5:00-7:00 PM | Friendship Park (E 14th and Reed Street)

Union City
6:00-8:00 PM | Caflisch Park (Bridge Street & Willow Street)

Wattsburg Area Action Group, Venango Township, Amity Township
5:00-9:00 PM | Harwod Tri-Community Park (Lowville Street, Wattsburg)

For more information regarding National Night Out go to unitedwayerie.org/nno

 

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