MILWAUKEE -- Communities across our area highlighted crime prevention Tuesday night, August 4th. There were several National Night Out events planned -- one at 35th and Juneau.
35th and Juneau was the scene of the Milwaukee Police Department (District 3) National Night Out event from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
National Night Out is held across the country on the first Tuesday in August. It's an event to encourage police-community parternships and heighten awareness of local crime, drug and violence prevention.
It's an annual community-building campaign, bringing police and residents together for a number of fun activities.
From Sheboygan to Milwaukee to Wauwatosa, there were several National Night Out events planned in our area Tuesday -- events that included block parties, cookouts, safety demonstrations and games.
In Wauwatosa up to 3,000 people were expected to take part in the "Family Flashlight Walk" through the village.
At Veterans Park in Sheboygan, folks were expected to participate in the annual "Walk Against Crime."The hope is to help people take back their neighborhoods from crime.
There are about 16,000 events like these around the country.
Below is a list of some of the events in our area:
- Harley-Davidson Headquarters, 3500 W. Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, from 2 to 7 p.m.
- Hart Park, 7300 Chestnut Street, Wauwatosa, 4:00 p.m. – Event Kickoff /8:00 p.m. – Flashlight Walk
- Kosciuszko Park, 2201 S. 7th St., Milwaukee, from 4:00 to 8:00
- Veterans Park, August 4th, from 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
- The pavilion at Lincoln Park, 1301 W Hampton Ave, Milwaukee, 5-9 p.m.
- Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 South Howell Avenue, Oak Creek, starting at 2 p.m.
- Konkel Park, Greenfield, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
- Humble Park Commnity Center, 2200 Blaine Avenue, Racine, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 2000 W. Sixth Street, Racine, 5-8 p.m.
LEARN MORE: National Night Out and the National Association of Town Watch.
CLICK HERE for an interactive map of National Night Out events occurring across the country.