The annual National Night Out is here. On Tuesday, August 1, 2023, the residents of the City of York will join millions of others across the country in getting to know their neighbors and making their neighborhoods safer.
At least 14 sites for National Night Out in York City have been organized. Everyone is encouraged to turn on porch lights, leave the home, lock the door, and make a statement about crime by meeting neighbors at a National Night Out site. There will be block parties and family-friendly activities. York City police officers will be visiting sites to build relationships in the community. The mascot McGruff the Crime Dog and friendly therapy dogs from the Police Department will be making the rounds.
Here is a list of known sites and times:
- North East Neighborhood Association – Corner of North Pine and East Philadelphia Streets at the old Children’s Home of York, 5-7:00 pm.
- Springdale – Triangle at Merion/Newlin/Arlington Roads, 6–8:00 pm.
- The Avenues – 475 Madison Avenue, 5-8:00 pm.
- Community Progress Council – 200 Block of East College Avenue, 5-8:00 pm.
- Parkway – 147 Willis Lane, 5-8:00 pm.
- Wellington – 780 East King Street, 5-8:00 pm.
- Ms. Poff – 20 West South Street, 5-7:00 pm.
- Devers Area Neighborhood Association – 509 Pacific Avenue, 6-8:00 pm.
- Colony Park – 1721 Devers Road , 5-8:00 pm
- Union Lutheran Church – Penn and Market Streets, 6-8:00 pm.
- Albemarle Park – 6-8:00 pm.
- New Covenant Church – 116 South West Street, 5-8:00 pm.
- Bethlehem Baptist – 474 South Pershing Avenue, 6-8:00 pm.
- Friendship Baptist – 401 East Market Street, 5-8:00 pm.
National Night Out is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch. The day has for decades helped develop connections important to public safety.