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Alexandria To Celebrate National Night Out August 2

The scene from a previous National Night Out.. (Photo Grace Billups Arnold/The Zebra Press)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – If you live in Alexandria, you’ve probably heard of National Night Out. This year, it’s happening on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. The event celebrates the collaboration of the community and Alexandria’s public safety agencies to promote a pertnership between police and the community.

The event helps to increase crime prevention awareness and generate support for programs that prevent criminal activity. It also sends a message to those seeking to commit criminal acts that Alexandria residents and law enforcement are working as a team to stop them.

“Our agency believes in community policing, and National Night Out gives us a chance to celebrate our success in working together to reduce crime and improve the quality of life throughout our city,” said Don Hayes, Alexandria Police Chief.

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The event will vary by neighborhood. But residents are welcome to come outside and enjoy cookouts and block parties with police, firefighters, and city officials.  It will feature the police K-9 Unit, Motorcycle Unit, Bike Patrol, Command Bus, and Crime Scene Mobile Lab.

National Night Out will take place in many locations. Please keep in mind that the list below is current as of 7/28 but subject to change.


Location Time
Hopkins-Tancil / ARHA

322 Tancil Ct.

Ruby Tucker Family Center


5:00 – 8:00
ARHA Ladrey High-rise

300 Wythe Street

5:00 – 8:00
ARHA Princess Square

1500 block Princess Street

5:00 – 8:00
ARHA Charles Houston Rec Center

901 Wythe Street (parking lot)

5:00 – 8:00
Basilica of Saint Mary

310 S. Royal Street


6:00 – 8:00
Olde Towne South Townhouse Association

500 Block of S. Patrick St.


6:00 – 8:00
Carlye Community Council

300 John Carlyle Street


4:00 – 8:00
Metro Transit

King Street Metro


4:00 -7:00



Location Time
Lenox Place at Sunnyside Courtyard

The common area (intersection of Charles Ave, Shorter Lane, and Courtland Circle)

6:00 – 8:00
ARHA Arlandria

4109 Mount Vernon Ave

5:00 – 8:00
Lynhaven Civic Association


   5:00 – 8:00
Del Ray Citizens Association

Pat Miller Square, the intersection of Oxford and Mount Vernon Ave


5:00 – 8:00
1400 – 1600 Oakcrest Drive


6:30 – 9:30
500 E. Luray


6:00 – TBD
Lloyd’s Apartments

800 Tennessee Ave (in front of the rental office)

5:00 – 7:30
400 Block Clifford Avenue


5:00 – 8:00
100-200 E. Spring Street


5:00 – 8:00
400 E. Howell


6:00 – TBD




Location Time
ARHA Quaker Hill Apartments

100 block Ellsworth

5:00 – 8:00
College Park Civic & Taylor Run

Bishop Ireton Parking Lot


6:00 – 9:00
Green House Condominiums

5300 Holmes Run Parkway (back of building)


5:00 – 7:00
Brent Place

375. S Reynolds Street (Back parking deck)


5:30 – 7:30
Park Place Condos

2500 North Van Dorn Street


6:00 – 8:00
Place One Condominiums

5500 Holmes Run Parkway


6:30 – 8:30
Seminary Civic Association

Cul de sac of Woods Ave/Place


5:30 – 8:00
Watergate at Landmark

211 Yoakum Parkway


5:00 – 8:00
Society Hill HOA

3816 Usher Ct


5:00 – 8:00
Townes at Cameron Parke

3827 Dominion Mill Drive


5:00 – 7:30
Brookville Seminary Valley

Alexandria Free Methodist Church, 4901 Polk Ave.


5:30 – 9:00
Quantrell Mews HOA

Riddle Walk


5:30 – 7:30
The exchange at Van Dorn

4840 Eisenhower Ave

Clubhouse / Pool area


6:00 – 8:00
Wakefield-Tarleton Civic Association

The intersection of Holmes Run Pkwy and S Jenkins St


6:00 – 8:00
West End Condominium

Behind 16 S. Van Dorn Street


5:00 – 8:00
Goodwin House Alexandria


6:00 – 8:00
Lincolnia Hills (Moody Court)

N Chambliss St & Moody Ct.



6:00 – 8:00
Edsall Bluff Condominiums

6135 Edsall Road

Edsall Bluff Pool


5:30 – 8:30

If you take pictures of the festivities, the city asks that you use the hashtag  #ALXNNO22.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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