A CMPD officer attending a 2018 National Night Out event in Lake Wylie. Photo via CMPD

While residents and law enforcement continue to address concerns about the rising number of violent crimes in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, communities are coming together on Aug. 6 to show their support of “no tolerance for crime.” The first Tuesday in August is reserved for National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign intended to create safer neighborhoods by bringing neighbors closer together and building relationships with local police officers.

The City of Charlotte and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will spread out across the city to attend more than 70 free National Night Out events — such as block parties, cookouts, porch sit-ins and ice cream socials — hosted by neighborhood associations and community organizations.

Following the events, CMPD asks residents to leave their porch lights on from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. as a symbol of alertness and awareness.

Below is a list of neighborhood associations and community organizations hosting registered National Night Out events. For more information about events in your area:

  • Check with your homeowners association or property manager
  • Ask your neighborhood leaders
  • Contact CMPD’s community coordinator for your area
  • Search your neighborhood’s Next Door website

North Charlotte

Autumnwood Community Association, 939 Owen Blvd., 4-7 p.m.

Back Creek Neighborhoods of Charlotte, 2200 Pimpernel Rd., 6-8:30 p.m.

Beatties Ford Trinity Park, 6301 Beatties Ford Rd., 4-7 p.m.

Belmont Community Association, 1120 Harrill St., 6:30 p.m.

Berkshire/Coventry, 6000 Underwood Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Browne’s Ferry Homeowners Association, 3300 Brownes Ferry Rd., 6-8 p.m.

Cambridge, 8501 Cambridge Commons Dr., 6-8 p.m.

Druid Hills/North End, 2801 Poinsett St., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fairstone Homeowners Association, 2900 Berwick Rd., 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Firestone-Garden Park, 3725 Beatties Ford Rd., 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Great Oaks Community, 2432 Century Oaks Ln., 6-8:30 p.m.

Hammond Lake Homeowners Association, 6725 Rubin Lura Ct., 6-8 p.m.

Hampton Place Community, 8300 Suttonview Dr., 7-8:30 p.m.

Hidden Valley Community Association, 919 Tom Hunter Rd. (Tom Hunter Park), 4-8 p.m.

Highland Creek Community Association, 5710 Fairvista Dr. (Prosperity Park), 6-8 p.m.

Howie Acres Community, 4200 Redwood Ave. (Howie Acres Neighborhood Park), 6-8 p.m.

Loren Farms, 2528 Wingdale Dr., 7-9 p.m.

Old Stone Crossing Crime Watch, 16516 Sliversword Dr. (Old Stone Crossing Clubhouse), 6:30-8:30 p.m.

East Charlotte

Alpine Village, 4731 Hekate Dr., 6-8 p.m.

Amity Gardens, 5362 Buena Vista Ave., 6-8 p.m.

Bridlewood Community Association, 227 Vickery Dr., 6-8:30 p.m.

Country Club Heights Neighborhood Association, 3325 Airlie St. (Shamrock Park), 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Easthaven Neighborhood Association, 4501 Dawnwood Dr., 6-9 p.m.

Eastway Park/Sheffield Park Neighborhood Association, 4855 Albemarle Rd. (corner at Pierson Dr.), 6-8 p.m.

Echo Hills Neighborhood Association, 3501 Monroe Rd., 6-8 p.m.

Grove Park Neighborhood Association/Ravenwood, 7300 Linda Lake Dr. (Delta Creek Neighborhood Park), 6-8 p.m.

Hampshire Hills, 6401 Kelsey Dr., 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Plaza Midwood/ Commonwealth Morningside/Commonwealth Park, 2136 Central Ave. (Veterans Memorial Park), 5-8 p.m.

Winterfield Neighborhood Association, 4855 Albemarle Rd. (Eastern Hills Baptist Church), 6-8 p.m.

West Charlotte

Cedarmill HOA, 2222 Sonoma Valley Dr., 5-8 p.m.

Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, 1901 Rozzelles Ferry Rd., 5-8 p.m.

CMPD Freedom Division Advisory Council, 8245 Moores Chapel Rd., 5-7:30 p.m.

Coulwood Hills, 506 Coulwood Dr., 7-8 p.m.

Dalebrook Neighborhood Association, Pinestream Dr., 6-8 p.m.

Freedom Division Community Crime Watch, 8245 Moores Chapel Rd. (Thrift United Methodist Church), 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Heather Glen Neighborhood Association, 5301 Radley Ct., 6-8:30 p.m.

Historic Camp Greene Neighborhood Association, 2216 Monument St. (Dowd House), 6-8 p.m.

Historic Washington Heights, Corner of Booker Ave. at Beatties Ford Rd., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Association, 1819 Catherine Simmons Ave., 4-8 p.m.

McCrorey Heights, 1725 Madison Ave., 6-8:30 p.m.

Northwoods, 10201 Northwoods Forest Dr., 6:30-8 p.m.

Parkview Community Association, 2637 Clydesdale Terr., 6-8 p.m.

Paw Creek Village, 8245 Moores Chapel Rd. (Thrift United Methodist Church), 5-8 p.m.

West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition, 1520 Clanton Rd. (Arbor Glen Outreach Center), 6-8 p.m.

South Charlotte

Balmoral Park, 8805 Balmoral Park Dr., 7-9 p.m.

Grace Lutheran Church, 7000 Providence Rd., 6-7:30 p.m.

Grier Park/Grier Heights, 3424 Oak Arbor Ln., 6-8:30 p.m.

Kingsbridge, 14502 Farmleigh Ave., 6 p.m.

Madison Park, 805 Seneca Pl. (Madison Central Park), 6-8 p.m.

Park South Station, 6600 Central Pacific Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

YWCA Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Rd., 6-9 p.m.

Center City

Center City Partners, 224 E 7th St. (7th Street Public Market), 6-8 p.m.

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