On August 7th 1984, 2 million people across 400 communities in 23 states came together to celebrate the first National Night Out, a one night event to "promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back." Community residents locked their doors, turned on their porch lights and spent the night out with their neighbors and local law enforcement officials,engaging in a number of fun activities that have grown to include block parties, cookouts, parades, rallies, exhibits, and many others.
This year, 37 million people around the world are expected to take part in National Night Out. Tonight, from 5PM-8PM, celebrate at YouthBuild with some face painting, live music, food, contests, and a three-on-three basketball tournament as the event comes to to the city of Lawrence.
Where: YouthBuild Lawrence, 355 Haverhill Street, Lawrence MA 01841
When: Tuesday, August 6th from 5PM-8PM
What: National Night Out festivities that include face painting, live music, food, contests, and a three-on-three basketball tournament for 14-24 year olds.
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