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LOCATIONS LISTED HERE: It’s Alexandria’s National Night Out on August 3 –Hot Dogs, Games, Block Parties

Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and boy at National Night Out in a previous year. (Courtesy photo)
Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and boy at National Night Out in a previous year. (Photo: Wayne Hulehan)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – 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.

National Night Out at Charles Houston Recreation Center in 2019. (File photo by James Cullum)

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.

Participating Communities*:

  • 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.
    Street location
  • 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.


Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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