Once again it’s time for the annual National Night Out. In Cincinnati, as in cities and towns all across our nation, neighbors will get together for cook outs, socials, and other events to celebrate and strengthen their community. The Cincinnati Police Department has partnered with community groups in each District to highlight crime prevention, to discuss public safety initiatives and to foster positive police community relations. There will be exhibits, displays and demonstrations with specialized police units and equipment. Food, music, activities and games will add to the festive spirit.
The first National Night Out was observed in 1984. The National Association of Town Watch promoted it as a way to involve people in anticrime efforts. People were invited to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors, and come outside to meet with neighbors. That first year, 2.5 million people in 400 communities in 23 states took part. Now, more than 37 million people in 15,000 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world participate in National Night Out. It has become our nation’s largest annual crime prevention and drug prevention event.
Mount Adams Monastery, 1100 St. Paul Pl, from 6 to 9 p.m
Findlay Market – Near the Farmers Market Shed, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Owl’s Nest, 1984 Madison Rd. (45231), 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Oskamp Park, 5662 Glenway Avenue (45238), from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Roselawn Community Center, Reading & Section Roads from 6 to 9pm
Paddock Hills, between Avon and Paddock, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Avondale Community Dinner, 3618 Reading Rd (45229), from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (CANCELED)
College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave. (45224), from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.