Community members are invited to attend National Night Out (NNO) celebration events taking place throughout Evanston between 7 and 11 p.m. on Aug. 2, to take a public stance against crime.
Here are the events: Evanston Public Library,1703 Orrington Ave.: Providing Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM) activities outside the Church Street entrance, 7-9 p.m.
1500 Washington Neighbors: Block Party BBQ, 7 p.m., 1500 block of Washington Street
Brummel Park Neighborhood Watch: Neighborhood Walk beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Custer Avenue and Howard Street.
Evanston Animal Shelter: 2310 Oakton St., 7 p.m.
Church Street and Dodge Avenue: Neighborhood Meet & Greet, 7 p.m.
Penny Park: Movie in the Park, 7 p.m., Lake Street and Ashland Avenue (movie “Inside Out” begins at dusk, approximately 8:15 p.m.)
Cartwright Park: Neighborhood Meet & Greet; food and drinks, 3300 Noyes Street, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hidden Park Neighborhood Watch: Neighborhood Meet & Greet, 7 p.m., Dobson/Brummel Park, Ashland Avenue (between Dobson and Brummel Streets)
Smith Park Neighborhood Watch: Block Party in the Park with popsicles and treats, 7 p.m., Smith Park, Ashland Avenue and Lyons Street.
Residents are also asked to turn on their front porch lights on Aug. 2 as a display of unity. National Night Out is a community-building campaign, held annually on the first Tuesday of August, that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Neighbors participate across thousands of communities from all 50 states, United States territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.
Residents wishing more information can call their Problem Solving Team Beat Officer at 847-866-5019.
The Evanston Police Department will tweet live from various events throughout the night: @EvanstonPD.