Tuesday, August 7th, blocks and neighborhoods all over the city will participating in the ‘Philly National Night Out’ event. The events’ purpose is to bring neighbors and/or communities together to make a statement against crime by staging ‘porch light” or “streetlight” activities and events between the evening hours of 6p-9p. Let’s stay outside a little later than usual, enjoy our families and friend, meet some new people and more importantly give the criminals the night off!
Some Philadelphia Neighborhoods Events:
National Night Out, a year-long community building campaign, is designed to: (1) Heighten crime prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events.
Other local neighborhoods holding events in addition to Philadelphia includes (all events are held Tuesday, Aug 7th unless noted):
Please note that many of these events are for township residents only.