Aug 1, 2016
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Local cities will hold annual crime-prevention celebrations as part of National Night Out on Tuesday, with Richmond’s kick-off party beginning at 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the Target store at 4500 Macdonald Ave.

National Night Out aims to build bonds between neighbors and police officers and increase crime prevention education via community block parties.

At Richmond‘s version of the event, the community will meet up for fun activities near the Target store at 5 p.m., and from there, at 6 p.m., a caravan of police personnel and citizens will head out to visit block parties held by residents along the way. The night will end with a party on 23rd Street at the Veterans Memorial Hall at 968 23rd St.

The celebration includes a Police vs. Fire three-on-three basketball tournament.

Richmond police published this list of locations hosting National Night Out parties Tuesday night:

Southern District:
Deliverance Tabernacle – 644 Marina Way South
Santa Fe NC – Southside Park at 6th and Virginia
Coronado NC- 212 S. 17th Street
Richmond Village- 700 S. 26th Street
The Pullmans- 2986 Pullman (Community Room)
Monterey Pines – 608 South 37th Street
Crescent Park -5004 Hartnett Avenue
Easter Hill United Methodist 3911 Cutting Blvd.

Central District
North Richmond Shields Reid Neighborhood Council – 802 Chesley Avenue
The Barrett Apartments – 700 Barrett Avenue
Atchison Village – 270 Curry (Auditorium)
Lillie Mae Jones – 120 Macdonald Avenue

Northern District 1
Ventura Watch Group – Ventura (Solano to Clinton)
Richmond Heights NC – Tiller Park, Key Blvd Sierra Ave
3600 Block 36th Street Watch Group – 36th St (Roosevelt to Barrett)
500 Block 32nd Street Watch Group – 32nd St (Roosevelt to Barrett)
600 Block 31st Street Watch Group – 630 31st St
North and East Neighborhood Council – 638 28thSt
Richmore Village/Rubicon – Broadway between 24th and 25th Street

Northern District 2
Kipling Ct – Maison Way Watch – Kipling Court/Maison Way
Devils Drop Neighborhood Watch – 743 Devils Drop Ct
La Moine Park – May Valley NC – Near 3530 Morningside Dr
Richmond, CA 94803
Bella Vista Apartments – 3400 Richmond Pkwy
Heritage @ Hilltop 3811 Lakeside
Hilltop Community Church – 3118 Shane Dr

In San Pablo, National Night Out will be celebrated at Davis Park, 1661 Folsom Ave., at 3 p.m. and will include kid-friendly games, resource tables and giveaways.

In El Cerrito, as many as 35 individual block parties have registered to celebrate the event. Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff’s said its personnel will attend parties held in unincorporated areas of the county.

Below is a national resource guide for the event courtesy of, which is a sponsor this year.




About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.