Ten Evanston community groups and other organizations are planning “National Night Out” events from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, to take a public stance against crime.

The sponsors and event times and locations include:

  • Evanston Public Library, 6 p.m.,  1703 Orrington Ave.
  • 1500 Washington Neighbors, block Party BBQ, 6 p.m., 1500 block of Washington Street.
  • Brummel Park Neighborhood Watch, neighborhood walk, 6:30 p.m., Brummel Park, Brummel Street and Elmwood Avenue.
  • Evanston Animal Shelter Association, Community Party, 6:30 p.m., 2310 Oakton St.
  • Evanston Community Development Corporation, block party and concert, 7 p.m., Church Street and Dodge Avenue.
  • Starlight Movie in the Park, 7 p.m., Penny Park, Lake Street and Ashland Avenue.
  • Hillside Neighborhood Watch, block party, 7 p.m., 2600 block of Princeton Avenue.
  • Hidden Park Neighborhood Watch, neighborhood meet and greet, 7 p.m., Dobson/Brummel Park, Ashland Avenue between Dobson and Brummel streets.
  • 1800 See-Ward Neighborhood Watch, community walk, 7 p.m., 1800 block of Seward Street.
  • Smith Park Neighborhood Watch, block party, 7 p.m., Smith Park, Ashland Avenue and Lyons Street.

Residents are also asked to turn on their front porch lights that evening as a display of unity. Participants can find materials, such as banners, balloons, and t-shirts, online at

National Night Out is a unique crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know the neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

For more information, Evanston residents can call their Problem Solving Team Beat Officer at 847-866-5019.

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  1. Brummel Park National Night Out event is on Howard St.

    Brummel Park Neighbors will be joining with our neighbors in Chicago's Network 2424 for a positive presence and march along the Howard St. corridor, beginning at 6:30pm at the corner of Howard and Damen (the Chicago side of Howard and Custer.)

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