Citywide Neighborhood Committee Announces Details for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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

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