August 2, 2021
Portsmouth neighborhoods will take to the parks and streets to celebrate National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 (rain date, August 10), from 5 to 8 pm. Founded in 1984, the nationwide National Night Out Against Crime celebrations on the same night nationwide are designed to strengthen and connect the community while fostering partnerships between residents and members of Police Departments.
In Portsmouth, the 38th Annual National Night Out is supported by the Citywide Neighborhood Committee and the City’s Police, Fire and Department of Public Works.
“National Night Out this year gives families in 17 of our neighborhoods an evening full of block-party-style fun. The Police, Fire and Public Works departments will bring fire trucks, police vehicles and highway equipment to each location, for kids to ‘touch a truck’ and meet McGruff the crime-fighting dog,” said Larry Cataldo, chair of the Citywide Neighborhood Committee. “The events are free and open to the public and we hope people will come out, enjoy the fun and meet their neighbors.”
The following Portsmouth neighborhoods are participating in this year’s event, from 5 to 8 pm. The City equipment visits will happen on a rolling schedule throughout the evening.
Spinnaker Point Condominium Association Spinnaker Point pool
Lafayette Sewall Circle
Wamesit Place 195 Greenleaf Ave
Woodlawn/Echo/Hillcrest 197 Woodlawn Circle
Atlantic Heights Big Rock Park
Coakley 92 Coakley Road
Bersum Gardens/Cutts Cove 332 Leslie Drive
Elwyn Park Dondero School
Ocean Road Fire Station 2 on Lafayette Road
South End Four Tree Island
Gosling Meadows 2 Weald Road
Cedars of Portsmouth 2200 White Cedar Boulevard
Cliff Rd/Walker Bungalow Road Cliff Road
Islington Creek Rock Street Park
Richards Ave Richards & Lincoln
Creek Neighborhood Pine Street Playground
WAHOO Wibird, between Lincoln and Hawthorne
For information on National Night Out nationwide events, visit NATW.org or SeacoastCrimeStoppers.com