City of Alexandria to Celebrate National Night Out on August 3
For Immediate Release: July 22, 2021
The Alexandria Police Department, Fire Department, Sheriff’s Office and other City of Alexandria agencies will celebrate National Night Out on August 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. (event times may vary). This special celebration is part of a nationwide crime and drug prevention effort sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).
To raise awareness about crime prevention, residents are encouraged to turn on their porch lights and step outside to spend time with their neighbors. Community members are invited to sponsor or host a neighborhood block party or small event like a cookout or an ice cream social.
Public safety and City officials are committed to making Alexandria a safer, more caring place to live, work and visit. On August 3, Acting Police Chief Don Hayes, Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, Fire/EMS Chief Corey Smedley, members of City Council, City Manager Mark Jinks, and other City and public safety officials will attend the events to reaffirm the City’s commitment to keeping the Alexandria community safe and secure.
The Alexandria Police Department’s K-9 Unit, Motor Unit, Bike Patrol, Command Bus, Armored Personnel carrier and the Crime Scene Mobile Lab will tour neighborhoods and offer special demonstrations. Alexandria Fire Department engines and fire trucks will visit various neighborhoods around the City.
National Night Out is a year-round campaign designed to heighten crime prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and law enforcement-community partnerships; and send the message to criminals that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Hopkins–Tancil / ARHA Ruby Tucker Family Center | 5-8 p.m.
322 Tancil Court
ARHA Ladrey High-Rise | 5-8 p.m.
300 Wythe Street
ARHA Princess Square | 5-8 p.m.
1500 block Princess Street
ARHA Charles Houston Recreation Center | 5-8 p.m.
901 Wythe Street (parking lot)
Father Rankin House (courtyard) | 6-8 p.m.
314 Duke Street
Lennox Place at Sunnyside Courtyard | 6-8 p.m.
Common area (intersection of Charles Avenue, Shorter Lane and Courtland Circle)
ARHA Arlandria | 5-8 p.m.
4109 Mount Vernon Avenue
Hume Springs Playground Park | 6-8 p.m.
100 Dale Street
400 Block of E. Howell Street | 6-9 p.m.
Warwick Village Citizens Association | 5-7 p.m.
Landover Park–3201 Landover Street
Del Ray Citizens Association | 5-8 p.m.
Pat Miller Square, intersection of Oxford and Mount Vernon Avenue
1400–1600 Oakcrest Drive | 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Brenton of Del Ray | 6-9 p.m.
500 E. Luray Avenue
Lloyd’s Apartments | 5-7:30 p.m.
800 Tennessee Avenue (in front of rental office)
100-200 E. Spring Street | 5-8 p.m.
ARHA Quaker Hill Apartments | 5-8 p.m.
100 block Ellsworth
College Park Civic Association | 5-8:30 p.m.
Bishop Ireton School Parking Lot
Green House Condominiums | 5-7 p.m.
5300 Holmes Run Parkway (back of building)
Brent Place | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
375. S. Reynolds Street (back parking deck)
Park Place Condos | 6-8 p.m.
2500 North Van Dorn Street
Fairlington Towne Unit | 6-9 p.m.
North Dearing Street in common area behind row of homes in the green space between Jason and Ingalls
Place One Condominiums | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
5500 Holmes Run Parkway
Seminary Civic Association | 5:30-8 p.m.
Cul de sac of Woods Avenue/Place
Stone Gate Foundation | 6-8 p.m.
4659 Kinsey Lane
Watergate at Landmark | 6-9 p.m.
211 Yoakum Parkway
Hermitage of Northern Virginia | 4-6 p.m.
5000 Fairbanks Avenue
Society Hill | 5-8 p.m.
3806 Vermont Court
Exchange at Van Dorn | 6-8 p.m.
4840 Eisenhower Avenue (clubhouse/pool area)
Edsall Bluff Pool Deck | 6-9 p.m.
6135 Edsall Road
Townes at Cameron Parke | 5-7:30 p.m.
3827 Dominion Mill Drive
Brookville Seminary Valley | 5:30-9 p.m.
4901 Polk Avenue, Alexandria Free Methodist Church parking lot
Quantrell Mews | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
6006 Ricketts Walk
*Locations and details are subject to change.
As part of the evening’s activities, everyone is encouraged to take and share pictures and videos of their gatherings and events on social media, using the hashtags #ALXNNO21 and #NNO21.
Visit alexandriava.gov/Police for more information.
For inquiries from the news media only, contact Kelly Gilfillen, Acting Director, Office of Communications and Public Information, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571.208.9001.
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