National Night Out

America’s Night Out Against Crime – First introduced in 1984 by Matt A. Peskin to strengthen participation in local anticrime efforts nationally. These efforts would involve entire communities at one time dedicated to the development, growth and maintenance of organized crime and drug prevention programs. While traditional “lights on” and front porch vigils remain a part of NNO, activities have expanded considerably over the years to include block parties, cookouts,  parades, visits from police, festivals, neighborhood walks, safety fairs, contests, rallies and meetings. The day that was chosen was the first Tuesday in August