Tonight is a special one - we hope you can attend one of the many National Night Out events. Here is a list for the San Fernando Valley from the Daily News.
Public safety officials across the country are taking time to reach out to the communities they serve as part of Tuesday’s National Night Out.
Communities are holding block parties, barbecuing and organizing caravans around local neighborhoods, with police officers and firefighters bringing out SWAT equipment and fire trucks for the kids to explore. And homeowners are encouraged to leave their porch lights on to promote neighborhood safety.
Held on the first Tuesday in August annually since 1984, National Night Out is organized by the National Association of Town Watch, a nonprofit crime-prevention organization.
Local cities holding National Night Out events include:
Guadalupe Community Center: Catholic Charities and the Los Angeles Police Department, Topanga Division, cosponsor the event with family activities, 4-7 p.m. 21600 Hart St., Canoga Park. 818-756-3070. www.facebook.com/thelapd
Winnetka: 4-7 p.m. 7032 Delco Ave. 818-756-3180. www.facebook.com/thelapd
La Crescenta: 5-8 p.m. Parking lot of Ross Dress for Less, 2111 Foothill Blvd. Sergeant Cynthia Gonzalez, 818-248-3464. local.nixle.com/alert/5466469
Pacoima: 5-8 p.m. Roger Jessup Recreation Center, 12467 Osborne St. 818-756-8866. www.facebook.com/thelapd
Sun Valley: Block party, 5-8 p.m. Industrial Metal Supply, northwest corner of Roscoe Boulevard at Crockett Street and Vineland Avenue. 818-756-8866. www.facebook.com/lapd
Tujunga: 5-8 p.m. Little Landers Park, 10116 Commerce Ave. 818-756-8866. www.facebook.com/thelapd
Studio City: 5:30-8 p.m. Pinz Bowling Center, 12655 Ventura Blvd. 818-754-8470. www.facebook.com/thelapd
Sun Valley: 5:30-9 p.m. Stonehurst Recreation Center, 9901 Dronfield Ave. 818-756-8866. www.facebook.com/thelapd
Valley Village: 5:30-9 p.m. Valley Village Park, 5000 Westpark Drive. 818-754-8470. www.facebook.com/thelapd
Mission Hills: 6-9 p.m. Brand Park, 15121 Brand Blvd. 818-838-9860. www.facebook.com/thelapd
Mission Hills: 6-9 p.m. Andres Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd. 818-838-9860. www.facebook.com/thelapd
North Hills: 6-9 p.m. Nordhoff Street and Sepulveda Boulevard. 818-838-9860. www.facebook/com/thelapd
Northridge: Activities, 6 p.m. Screening of “Big Hero 6” (2014), sunset. Northridge Recreation Center, 18300 Lemarsh St. (at Reseda Boulevard). www.cd12.org
Reseda: 6-10 p.m. Randal D. Simmons Park, corner of Vanowen Street and Wilbur Avenue. 818-374-7690. www.facebook.com/thelapd
San Fernando: Information on anticrime efforts, drug prevention awareness, community and police partnership to fight crime, neighborhood watch program, children’s activities and refreshments, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. State Senator Robert Hertzberg is a scheduled guest speaker. City Parking lot (6N), corner of First Street and Maclay Avenue. San Fernando Police Department, 818-898-1267.
Sherman Oaks: 6-8 p.m. Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, 14201 Huston St. 818-374-9406. www.facebook.com/thelapd
Sylmar: 6-9 p.m. Sylmar Park, 13109 Borden Ave. 818-838-9860. www.facebook.com/thelapd
Van Nuys: Block party, 6-9 p.m. 6753 Katherine Ave. 818-374-9406. www.facebook.com/thelapd