Neighborhoods host block parties for National Night Out on Tuesday


by Staff

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 1:13 PM

HOUSTON—On Tuesday, October 2, neighborhoods across Texas will participate in National Night Out with block parties and activities.

The annual, non-profit event strengthens relationships and shows criminals that neighborhoods are united communities.

NNO started 29 years ago with only a handful of communities asking neighbors to leave the front porch light on to send a message to criminals. Now, it's evolved into block parties, festivals, safety fairs and meetings.

Here are some of the events going on tonight. Check with your neighborhood group to see what’s planned:

Missouri City: Target parking lot on Highway 6 at Murphy Road at 5 p.m. Law enforcement officers will be out to greet participants and hand out crime-prevention materials.

Gulfgate: The Orange Show at 2402 Munger Street from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., hosted by the Fonde Civic Organization. City council members, congressmen and police officers will be in attendance.

Park Place Civic Club National Night Out, Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center, 3997 River Dr., 6 p.m.--8 p.m.

East Aldine District National Night Out, 5333 Aldine Mail Route, 6 p.m.--9 p.m.

Manchester National Night Out, Hartman Park, 9311 E. Avenue P, 6 p.m.--9 p.m.

Country Club Place Civic Club National Night Out, Green Space Park, 6:30 p.m.--8:30 p.m.

Reveille/Park Place National Night Out, 7700 Oak Vista @ Poplar, 6:30 p.m.--8:30 p.m.

Denver Harbor/Quintanilla Park, 6400 Market St, 5 p.m.--8 p.m.

Overbrook Civic Club, Stewart Park @ 6700 Reed & Whitefiars, 5 p.m. --7:30 p.m.

Galena Manor Civic Club (Location 1), 2506 9th Street, 6 p.m.--8p.m.

Galena Manor Civic Club (Location 2), 1206 Sage Drive, 6 p.m.--8 p.m.

Tropicana Village Civic Club, 7042 Richwood, 7 p.m.--9 p.m.

Gulf Meadow Civic Club, 7734 Catalina Lane @ Cul-De-Sac, 7 p.m.-- 9 p.m.

Montie Beach Civic Club, 915 Northwood St. Community Center, 7 p.m.

Melrose Civic Club, HCC Northline, 8001 Fulton, 7 p.m.

Lindale Park Civic Club, 218 Joyce, 7 p.m.

North Central Civic Club, 2613 Fulton Metro office, 7 p.m